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Ryanair to place “Brexit clause” into ticket sales for summer of 2019

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair is set to include a “Brexit clause” in ticket sales for the summer of 2019, cautioning passengers that their tickets would be valid if the lingering issue that surrounds Britain’s exit from the EU is not resolved. Flying rights to, from and within the 28-nation bloc is currently covered by the EU-wide “Open Skies” pacts. However, with Brexit looming on the horizon, that arrangement has been …

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UK Transport Secretary believes country can get a good aviation deal post Brexit

The UK’s Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, remained optimistic of the country’s chances of securing a “good deal” on aviation post Brexit. Grayling explained that his optimism comes from knowing that it would be in the interest of all European nations to settle on an “open, liberal arrangement for aviation” after the UK leaves the bloc. Grayling disclosed that official discussions regarding the future economic relationship between the UK and the …

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Brexit still a burning issue for airports, says ACI Europe

ACI Europe recently provided an overview of the issues that the airport industry faces in the months to come. ACI Europe President, Michael Kerkloh, who also happens to be the CEO of Munich Airport, spoke at the New Year Reception at the European Parliament, and expressed optimism about European aviation, mostly due to the exceptional traffic growth during 2017. He also echoed the organization’s support for more Open Skies, which …

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EU evaluating contingency plans to keep British planes flying over Europe

The European Commission has told European Union diplomats that they should ponder the possibility of an agreement with the UK that would keep flights going should no aviation deal be settled in time for Brexit. EU pacts let airlines operate and land in other member countries. However, Britain is set to leave the block by March 2019. With this impending development, fears are steadily rising that British carriers’ flights would …

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U.K. Airlines Risk Losing Rights in EU After Brexit

By Ian Wishart – bloomberg.com The European Union may attempt to strip British airlines of some flying rights after Brexit, with officials in Brussels warning that U.K.-based carriers could see their ability to compete across the bloc impeded. A meeting of the European Commission and diplomats from the remaining 27 EU countries has taken the first steps in sketching out the EU’s negotiating position on post-Brexit aviation links with Britain. If this …

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Lighter regulation is a route to more competition for Heathrow

SOURCE: Financial Times – ft.com From Deri Hughes, London, UK Sir Willie Walsh’s criticism of Heathrow and the Civil Aviation Authority in respect of the costs of using that airport carries some force. Heathrow exhibits traits that could be defined as monopolistic, and the airport’s economic regulation appears less stringent than is the case for, eg, the UK’s electricity grid. However, Mr Walsh’s analysis should not be regarded as definitive, and …

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Price of domestic UK flights could be reduced after Brexit as Ministers consider amendment to Air Passenger Duty

Ministers revealed that the price of flights within the United Kingdom could be reduced right after Brexit as part of possible changes that would be made to the Air Passenger Duty. At the moment, passengers that are flying in economy class originating from a UK airport on a short haul flight is charged £13 in APD. On internal flights, they also have to pay the same fee on the return …

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Ryanair seeks UK AOC to save UK-EU flights; Spain the most-impacted country market

By anna.aero On 21 December, the UK CAA received a letter (probably an e-mail) from Ryanair, as the Irish airline seeks an AOC from the British regulators to safeguard its existing and future UK-originating operations against a hard Brexit amid little progress on a new aviation deal between the UK and Europe. The carrier’s move for a UK AOC follows a similar one by fellow ULCC Wizz Air in October, and …

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Russia’s decision to lift ban on commercial flights to Egypt sends “very positive message” to British government

The UK tourism chief of Egypt has raised hopes that the UK may resume flights to Sharm el Sheikh airport, after expressing that Russia’s call to lift a ban on commercial flights to Egypt sends “a very positive message” to the British government. Russia slapped a ban on all flights to Egypt in November 2015 after the tragic crash of Russian charter flights Metrojet 9268 that killed all 224 passengers …

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No sign of Brexit aviation threat being heeded

by John Whelan – irishexaminer.com Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary and the British Airline Pilots’ Association general secretary Brian Strutton may have little in common, but they are in agreement that the UK needs to urgently close out an agreement with the EU on access to the EU’s Open Skies framework post- Brexit. Fresh anxiety was pumped into the concerns of both and the wider aviation industry in mid- December when the EU …

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