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British government urged to prioritize Brexit aviation deal to avoid trade hit

The government has been asked to think of the aviation industry in its Brexit negotiations to shield the country from hits to trade and investment. The Independent Transport Commission think-tank – a leading research charity – has publicized a report claiming that a lack of support for the aviation sector can result in trade damages once the UK departs the European Union in March 2019. Former Bank of England economist …

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UK airport boss appeals for government to set out its plans for Brexit

Charlie Cornish, the Chief Executive of the Manchester Airport Group (MAG), has urged the British government to shed light on what its vision for Brexit is. The frustration in the aviation community is palpable after negotiations with the European Union hit a snag, thereby compromising the entire timetable. Making the situation even more volatile was Finance Minister Philip Hammond’s statement that said Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet had yet to …

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Britain signs Open Skies Agreement with China

Britain has signed an Open Skies Agreement with China, in a landmark deal that Ministers say is the first of a numerous pacts that seeks to bolster trade and tourism post Brexit. The frequency of flights from the UK to China would be rising by 50%, to 150 per week. A huge expansion of routes from regional aviation hubs is also set to aid cities located outside of London. British …

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UK failing to establish traffic rights for airlines before Brexit could spell disaster, says IATA

International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac, did not mince words and said it would be a “disaster” should the UK not establish traffic rights for airlines before departing the European Union (EU). While the IATA and the rest of the industry harbors hope that negotiators from both sides can settle on a pact in the nick of time to sidestep airline service disruptions, recent …

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Hard Brexit a disaster for UK airlines, says IATA head

The head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that a hard Brexit would be nothing short of a “disaster” for UK-based carriers. “If (traffic rights) are not negotiated because it is a hard Brexit it will be a disaster for the UK-based carriers because they will not be allowed to land in Europe, which is a small problem,” said IATA Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac …

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UK: ‘Budget’s APD freeze did not go far enough’

BY EDWARD ROBERTSON – ttgmedia.com The government’s decision to freeze Air Passenger Duty on all short and long-haul economy flights is proof that lobbying efforts are having some effect. That was the view of Karen Dee, Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association (AOA) – which represents 53 UK airports. Talking to TTG, she said the fact it had been included in the Budget shows the government is listening to the …

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New noise report indicates Heathrow’s noise footprint at smallest recorded levels

Heathrow airport’s noise footprint continues to shrink. The finding was reported by a new annual noise contour report that said 52,000 fewer households were affected by noise compared to 2006. Independent analysis from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) authorized by Heathrow, indicates that the average noise contours continue to shrink. This analysis, which has been conducted on a regular basis since 2006, is part of the airport’s Noise Action Plan …

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UK wants to remain in EU aviation safety agency

By Jim Pickard – Financial Times The UK will ask for its aviation industry to be regulated by the EU after Brexit, in a move that will place it under the indirect jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, a supposed “red line” set by Theresa May. Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, told aviation industry representatives that the government wanted the UK to remain in the European Aviation Safety Agency, …

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IAG acquires slots from failed carrier Monarch Airlines

International Airlines Group (IAG), the owner of British Airways, has acquired the lucrative take-off and landing slots over at London’s Gatwick Airport, from failed carrier, Monarch Airlines. The administrators disclosed they were completing an exchange of Monarch’s slots for others currently owned by IAG but did not specify the amount IAG was paying under the arrangement to get the more valuable slot times. “As well as representing an excellent recovery …

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Aviation industry worried about effects of Brexit, says Qantas CEO

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce admitted that the aviation industry is anxious about the impact that Brexit would have on international travel. The Irish-born boss of Australia’s national carrier said that he is hopeful that there would be a “good compromise” and that exit negotiations are “managed carefully.” “We all know it could be a shock for the Irish and the UK economies but [also] for the world economy,” Joyce said. …

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