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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 lobbies for German Bundeskartellamt and the EU Commission to stop Lufthansa-Air Berlin takeover

Ryanair has urged the German Bundeskartellamt and the EU Commission to halt the collusion between the German government, Lufthansa and Air Berlin to carve up Air Berlin’s assets, while excluding major competitors and ignoring both competition and State Aid rules, and called for urgent action to block this anti-consumer take-over. This liquidation is being timed to allow Lufthansa to take over a debt-free Air Berlin, which will be in violation …

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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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Air transport groups call on EU to address widespread delays after regulatory changes

Numerous air transport organizations have urged the European Union, in a letter they sent to the European Council of Ministers, to implement measures that would lessen widespread delays after recent regulatory changes. According to the letter, delays have risen at an alarming rate after the implementation of a regulation that sought to increase security for flights departing the EU. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airlines for Europe, the Airlines …

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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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European Commission and Swiss Federal Council to link emissions trading systems

The European Commission and the Swiss Federal Council have approved proposals to link their emission trading systems (ETSs) with a formal signing slated for later this year. Once the agreement is implemented, participants in the EU ETS would be able to utilize units from the Swiss system for compliance, and vice versa. Furthermore, once the agreement is entered into force, emissions produced by the aviation industry will be included in …

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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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