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Customers to lose numerous protections after Brexit

UK airlines are hard at work in drafting contingency plans that would tackle changes in consumer rights after Brexit as customers are set to lose numerous protections under European Union regulations. Under existing laws, EU citizens are eligible to claim just compensation in specific situations such as a delayed or cancelled flight caused by bad weather. Current rights are also applicable to unorthodox scenarios such as unplanned downgrade, with a …

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UK Air Passenger Duty campaigners urge Chancellor to slash APD by half

Over 30 parliamentarians graced the event hosted by the A Fair Tax on Flying campaign as members described the Air Passenger Duty as a “tax on trade.” Dale Keller, the Chief Executive of the Board of Airline Representatives UK and Spokesperson for the campaign had this to say regarding the staging of the event: “This was a very significant level of political engagement and an important part of our overall …

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British Transport Minister confident that Britain won’t leave EU without new settlement

In spite of the fact that negotiations between Britain and the EU have stalled, British Transport Minister Chris Grayling reiterated his belief that Britain would not leave without settling on a new deal with the bloc. Negotiations between EU and Prime Minister Theresa May’s government have hit a snag as they try to secure a separation settlement and agreement on their future dealings, thus giving rise to the possibility of …

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Post-Brexit aviation market of EU-UK still cloudy, says European Commission official

A senior aviation official of the European Commission asserted that only time will tell what the EU-UK aviation market would look like post-Brexit. Henrik Hololei, Director General of Mobility and Transport at the European Commission, said that the since the UK still belongs in the EU at the moment, all international discussions by the bloc would include the interests of the UK. “This question is easy to ask, but difficult …

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Airlines still waiting on answers as Brexit talks hit snag

Airlines are still searching for answers that would elucidate them with regards to their future flying rights with time slowly running out before they start selling tickets after Brexit. Negotiations between British and European Union negotiators stalled over the issue of money, according to the EU’s Michel Barnier, who ruled out discussions on future trade being started by EU leaders next week. Britain is set to depart the EU in …

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Cabinet Minister Philip Hammond admits that leaving EU without an agreement poses huge risk to flights

Leaving the European Union without the benefit of a new agreement could ground all flights from the UK to the EU, said Cabinet Minister Philip Hammond. Giving evidence to Members of Parliament on the Commons Treasury Committee, the Chancellor said the prospect was “theoretically possible” that a failure to reach agreement with the bloc would stop air traffic between Britain and the 27 member states on March 29, 2019. But …

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Brexit remains unclear for UK airlines

Flybe Chief Commercial Officer Vincent Hodder disclosed that airlines remained in the dark as to what Brexit could mean for their business. Speaking at a panel debate at the World Routes 2017, Hodder expressed his concern that details might get overlooked in the made rust to resolve the impasse. “Literally no-one knows what’s going to happen. The best we can do is go about our business as if everything is …

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United States airlines express concern over slow development of aviation rules post-Brexit

United States carriers have expressed their desire for the UK to hasten negotiations regarding aviation regulations so that passenger and cargo flights to Heathrow, Stansted and other airports will continue to operate smoothly post-Brexit. Airlines for America (A4A), an aviation body whose members include United, American Airlines and FedEx, says the multibillion pound traffic in both directions will be compromised unless politicians focus on the impact Brexit will have on …

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British tourist sector pushes for government to cut Air Passenger Duty

The British government is being urged by country’s tourist sector to cut the Air Passenger Duty (APD) to improve the country after Brexit and give UK-bound tourists a travel expense-cut bonanza. British tourists see a huge discount in their flight costs after Brexit, if the Government slices the Air Passenger Duty (APD). Fair Tax on Flying (FTF) – a British campaign group – has attacked the sky-high rate of aviation …

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Transport disruptions loom as UK, EU face Brexit ‘cliff edge’

By Zoran Radosavljevic | EURACTIV.com Unless Brexit negotiators reach a transitional deal by September next year, both the UK and the EU face a “cliff edge” scenario with serious disruptions in air, railway and maritime traffic, industry sources have told EURACTIV.com. UK and EU negotiators are currently butting heads over the ‘big three’ issues in the Brexit talks – the divorce bill, Northern Ireland and citizens’ rights – and discussions on other matters …

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