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Blue sky between airlines on Brexit

By Tom Mcenaney – There was a very curious contrast between the positions adopted last week by IAG’s Willie Walsh and Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary on the question of Brexit. Both of them operate two of the largest airlines in the world. Each has very significant operations in the UK and in the rest of the EU and yet there was a remarkable amount of blue sky between their respective …

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Virgin Atlantic Chief Executive confident of securing flying rights post-Brexit

Virgin Atlantic’s Chief Executive, Craig Kreeger, expressed optimism that a deal would be struck to secure Britain’s flying rights after the UK leaves the European Union in March of 2019. Kreeger made the comments as the airline launched an extra legroom economy seat to try and separate itself from the rest of the competition. British airlines are seeking a way to continue to benefit from EU flying rights after Brexit, …

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AOA and ACI EUROPE make appeal to UK and EU negotiators to think about passengers


The UK Airport Operators Association and ACI EUROPE have released a joint statement to respond to the draft EU guidelines for the post Brexit relationship, which confirm that particular air transport and air safety pacts would be required to guard air connectivity between the UK and the EU. The two groups welcomed the step as it pushes the envelope forward for the future aviation relationship and potentially lessens the amount …

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UK keen on staying with European Aviation Safety Agency after Brexit

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The Prime Minister of Britain, Theresa May, has indicated that they want to be part of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) even after the UK exits from the European Union. The UK is set to leave the EU at 11 p.m. on March 29, 2019. The Prime Minister’s statement was well regarded amongst different corners of UK’s aviation industry. “We will also want to explore with the EU, the …

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IAG confident that deal would be struck to secure Britain’s flying rights after Brexit

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The Chief Executive of the International Airlines Group (IAG), Willie Walsh, is feeling confident that a deal would be settled to secure Britain’s flying rights after Brexit. Walsh recently told the audience at the Airlines for Europe conference that he expects Britain to negotiate deals that would keep flights from being grounded. “I am a firm believer that this will get resolved,” Walsh boldly stated during the event. He also …

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Ryanair reportedly threatening to ground aircrafts to drive voters to “rethink” Brexit

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Reports are circulating that Ryanair is threatening to ground its fleet after the UK departs the European Union to drive voters to “rethink” Brexit. The carrier’s Chief Executive, Michael O’Leary, indicated that he wants to “create an opportunity” by making people come to the realization that they are “no longer going to have cheap holidays.” “I think it’s in our interests – not for a long period of time – …

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United States offers UK limited Open Skies aviation deal

The United States has forwarded to the UK a more limited Open Skies aviation deal after Brexit. However, participants remained hopeful that the profitable transatlantic market would continue to flourish. The primary contention in the talks between the two nations is that the US is sticking with its usual template for aviation pacts, which has less generous conditions than its deal with the EU. Those conditions could impact transatlantic flights …

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Ukraine and European Union to sign agreement on joint aviation space next year

Ukraine and the European Union would be signing an agreement on joint aviation space next year right after Brexit, according to the Minister of Infrastructure, Vladimir Omelian. Omelian said: “Reviewed transport strategy 2030 (agreed with the government that it urgently approve), as the preparation of European legislation (there is a clear will of parliamentarians to vote on 7 basic laws this year), the extension of the European transport network TEN-T …

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Brexit: 28% European air passengers deprived from compensations

By: Brexit is almost a year away, but it’s still unclear how the prospective withdrawal will affect British flyers. The current air passenger law protects air travellers against cancelled, delayed and overbooked flights but with Britain set to leave the union in March 2019, such rights will no longer apply to UK citizens. Just like any other EU law, the regalement will lose its powers leaving 28% of European …

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Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary issues new warning on negative impact of Brexit

Outspoken Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary once again reminded the industry just how damning Brexit is going to be on aviation. Time and time again, O’Leary had insisted that flights between the UK and Europe would most likely be grounded in April 2019 should the two sides fail to strike a deal. Ryanair has already taken the initiative to warn passengers of the risk that flights from April 1, 2019 could …

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