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European Union gears up to make emissions-trading system Brexit-proof

The European Union has formulated a proposal that would make its emissions-trading system – considered to be the largest in the world – immune to possible supply unrest in the event the UK removes itself from the region’s carbon market as part of Brexit. The European Parliament is set to vote on the proposal that would keep companies and airlines in the EU Emissions Trading System using carbon allowances issued …

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Virgin Atlantic convinced an Anglo-US deal would be struck post Brexit

Virgin Atlantic strongly believes that Britain would have a bilateral arrangement for transatlantic flights after it leaves the European Union. Virgin Atlantic’s Chief Executive Craig Kreeger expressed his conviction that the UK would not cut itself off from the rest of the world, air connectivity—wise. “I have a lot of confidence that what we’ve seen this year is an indication of the fact that the UK is not going to …

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Ryanair Chief Executive reveals major expansion plan but issues concern over lack of aviation deal post Brexit

Ryanair has announced major expansion plans for its UK services next summer but expressed concern that unless a post-Brexit aviation treaty is come to, “there will be no flights” after March 2019. Ryanair will connect Stansted with Frankfurt, presenting a challenge to British Airways and Lufthansa. It will also fly to Weeze in western Germany, close to the Dutch border. Other routes will serve Aalborg in Denmark, Oradea in Romania …

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European airlines lobbying for restrictions on UK airlines in Brexit talks

European airlines are asking for restrictions on UK airlines’ ability to operate in the European Union unless the government retracts in negotiating stance. Air France, KLM and Lufthansa all signed a position paper that asserted that no access to the internal aviation market should be granted without “full regulatory convergence”, including “recognition of the competence” of the European Court of Justice. The developments comes during a time when Ryanair Chief …

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Ryanair joins Airlines UK

Low-cost Irish carrier Ryanair has joined Airlines UK, the industry body that represents UK-registered airlines. Ryanair is joining as an “international airline member” which is a new tier of membership for non-UK carriers. Ryanair Chief Michael O’Leary has claimed that joining Airlines UK would allow Ryanair to make even more headway in pushing the Government to secure a Brexit deal. “We remain concerned at the uncertainty which surrounds the terms …

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British Airways asks UK authorities to resolve long airport delays at immigration controls

British Airways (BA) has requested border authorities of the UK to address “serious inefficiencies” that are causing long queues at airport immigration controls with the impending exit of Britain from the European Union. BA shared that the cause was a new electronic gate system that was introduced last year. This caused long wait in queues, sometimes lasting more than an hour. This made even worse during the busy holiday period …

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UK airports band together to push government to strike a post-Brexit deal on UK-EU flights

Airports have collaborated to press the government into striking a post-Brext deal on flights between the UK and the EU, cautioning that the uncertainty has caused a bookings drop of 41%. Owners of Manchester, Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports have forwarded a report to Ministers, indicating that even if flights will not be halted by the time Brexit arrives in March 2019, passenger numbers can possibly be hit …

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Tension mounts over uncertainty of Open Skies policies as Brexit nears

With Brexit looming on the horizon, tension is rising from both sides of the Atlantic over whether a deal can be finalized to retain the liberal open skies policies that currently oversee commercial flights between the U.S., the U.K. and the European Union (EU). “We want to make sure that when March of 2019 comes that there is no disruption for travelers flying to London and points beyond,” stated Sean …

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BREXIT: what to do about commercial air transport?

(Exclusively on Aeropolitical Updates) By Dr. P.P.C. Haanappel, Emeritus Professor of Air and Space Law, Consultant Introduction With the Brexit negotiations having begun between the EU and the UK, an increasing number of publications are coming out on Brexit’s effects on the civil aviation sector. This is a contribution in the field of air transport (carriage for hire and reward) from the regulatory point of view. Ever since the coming into force …

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A pre-Brexit aviation agreement is needed to avoid travel chaos

By Padraic Regan – theconversation.com Tens of thousands of air passengers around the world were disrupted by a British Airways global computer crash earlier this year. One passenger described London’s Heathrow airport as “honestly the angriest place I’ve ever seen”. The actual outage lasted just 15 minutes, but it grounded the entire British Airways fleet, inconvenienced more than 75,000 customers, and has so far cost £80m in compensation. Fast forward to August and there is more disruption. Tens …

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