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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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Britain launches consultation on long-term aviation plan

Britain started a consultation for its aviation strategy for the long term, and sought input on a wide variety of topics ranging from baggage to the environment as it braces itself for life outside of the European Union. The government said that the consultations will occur over the next year and a half and will end with the publication of their final aviation strategy by the end of 2018. It …

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Travel industry risks going back to “medieval age” – Thomas Cook CEO

Thomas Cook’s CEO Peter Fankhauser has warned of the possibility of the travel industry reverting back to the “medieval age” if its demands are not met during Brexit. Fankhauser asserted that Europe must have a single aviation market and transitional agreements for air traffic rights after Brexit and that it was of utmost importance for the sector to work together and be vocal with its demands as negotiations commence. “Can …

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What future does European aviation face?

By Henrik Hololei | Director-General for Mobility and Transport | European Comission https://www.internationalairportreview.com/news/34929/henrik-hololei-european-aviation/ Director-General for Mobility and Transport Henrik Hololei discusses the impact of Brexit, the need for progress on the Single European Sky project and what the future holds for European aviation. What is the single greatest challenge facing European aviation and air transport at present? When talking about European aviation challenges, managing demand and growth are probably the …

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ACI Europe chief outlines current challenges in Europe

Airports Council International (ACI) Europe President Augustin de Romanet spoke on a wide range of issues plaguing Europe, including aviation security, during the organization’s General Assembly 2017. De Romanet took note of the progress achieved on security especially after the tragic terrorist attacks at Brussels airport and Istanbul-Atatürk last year. He also lauded the EU’s sound and effective approach, focused on smarter and non-visible measures. De Romanet also lobbied for …

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IATA close to sealing deals with national air navigation service providers

IATA is inching closer towards the finalization of agreements with national air navigation service providers (ANSPs) as it seeks to achieve its Single European Sky (SES) goal. IATA’s Regional Vice-President Europe Rafael Schvartzman said that they are two or three weeks away from making an announcement regarding the aforementioned. “It’s good that we work together [with national authorities] to align rather than confronting each other” as the region gears up …

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Seventies-like conditions a likely scenario in the wake of Brexit

Monarch Chief Executive Andrew Swaffield has warned of raised air fares, limited choices and even of a possible return to seventies-like flying conditions for air travellers if the current open skies agreement end after Brexit. “Fares will gradually go up and there will be less competition.” Swaffield said at the ABTA Travel Law Seminar in London. European liberalization is largely credited for the plethora of flight options and low fares …

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Uncertainty facing regional airports over Brexit row – ACI Europe

Regional airports in the European Union potentially face significant disruption until the legal issues of the future relationship between the UK and the EU’s Single Aviation Market are set. This is the assessment of Airports Council International (ACI) Europe, which talked about the situation at its Regional Airports Conference and Exhibition in Cork, Ireland. “The uncertainty will soon cast a shadow on air route development in Europe, as airlines and …

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IATA Chief warns about European infrastructure crisis, “Single European Sky” failing

International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac, stressed the need to avoid a European infrastructure crisis given aviation’s impact on both economic and social development. De Juniac urged European governments to do their part in helping aviation overcome an infrastructure crisis, with airport congestion adding more woes due to a “failing” Single European Sky (SES) initiative. “The number of slot-coordinated airports is a good indicator. …

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