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Three Northern Ireland airports request UK government to ditch air passenger duties

The Chief Executives of Belfast International, Belfast City and the City of Derry airports have told the UK government that they are ready to get rid of air passenger duties. They have also requested a review on the impact of removing the said tax and want it at the soonest possible time. The confidence and supply deal that was agreed on by both the Conservatives and the DUP back June …

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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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Ryanair pushes for NATS not to raise prices

Low-cost airline giant Ryanair has appealed to the company behind the air traffic control at 14 of UK’s airports not to implement a price hike after it was warned by regulators. The Civil Aviation Authority has launched an investigation on NATS – the air traffic control company – after receiving complaints from Ryanaur and Stansted airport that the latter had “discriminated against” traffic landing at the airport because of pressing …

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Ryanair paints bleak picture for aviation sector if deal isn’t secured before Brexit

Grounded flights, Britons being forced to ferry trips to Ireland and roadtrips to Scotland – these are what could be in store for travellers if a comprehensive deal for the aviation sector isn’t agreed to before Brexit. The low-cost airline giant’s CEO Michael O’Leary even went as far as warning rival carriers regarding their future in the business if both sides fail to negotiate terms that assure existing air services …

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Ryanair Chief tags France and Germany as causes of delays due to Brexit

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary cautioned the UK Government that France and Germany are trying to prevent British companies from flying to and from Europe after Brexit. O’Leary alleged that European air companies are politicking with European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier to slow down talks on air travel agreements after the UK leaves the bloc two years from now. Speaking to BBC Newsnight, O’Leary voiced out the frustration of British …

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British Transport Secretary assures US that air traffic would not be disrupted in wake of Brexit

Air traffic between Britain and the United States would not be hampered in the wake of Brexit. This was the reassurance of British Transport Secretary Chris Grayling after he met with officials from airlines as well as the Trump administration. Grayling said that he stressed to his US counterpart, Elaine Chao, and airline big shots, that aviation arrangement would be on deck and ready to be implemented when Britain takes …

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IAG Chief Executive argues that EU restrictions on airline ownership make no sense

The European Union’s (EU) open-skies policy has raised the level of competition, augmented choices and offered low-cost players such as Ryanair and EasyJet the chance to grow. Another impact of the said regime was to influence the privatization of the state-owned flag carriers, most are now either listed on stock markets or, like International Airlines Group’s constituents, controlled by bigger groups. In lieu of this, IAG’s London-based Chief Executive Willie …

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Ryanair Finance Chief derides lack of progress on aviation rules post-Brexit

Ryanair’s Chief Financial Officer Neil Sorahan decried the dearth of advancement regarding aviation regulations after Brexit. “We’re hearing an awful lot about it all be right on the night. But nobody can actually tell me how it’s going to be right on the night”, said Sorahan. “We absolutely want to keep Britain flying, we want to continue to have operations between the UK and Europe. However, unless people actually start …

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Brexit raises questions about the future of EU aviation

By Paddy Smyth – irishtimes.com A family trip from Milan to Paris in 1992 would have cost 25 times more than it does today, with the minimum price for a ticket on the route dropping from more than €400 to about €15 today. Today there are almost eight times as many routes as there were in 1992. In Dublin Airport alone the number of flights to destinations in other European Union countries has risen from …

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