Posted on: 04 April 2018 by Kimberley Young
Chief executive of the AOA (Airport Operators Association), Karen Dee, has said the recently agreed transition period after the UK leaves the EU provides the aviation industry and passengers “some certainty over air travel in the coming years.”
Commenting on the Exiting the EU Select Committee’s report, ‘The Future UK-EU Relationship’, Dee said: “As we look at what comes after the transition period, the Exiting the EU Select Committee’s report includes a welcome call for continued participation in the European Aviation Safety Agency.”
In the report, the committee set out key tests by which any deal agreed by October 2018 must be judged.
Dee continued: “The report also recognises the importance of the UK agreeing new air services agreements and air safety agreements to enable today’s air traffic to continue unhindered.
“Airports across the EU would like to see an agreement that matches as closely as possible today’s arrangements to maintain a competitive aviation market across Europe. This puts the passenger at the heart of a future deal to ensure they continue to benefit from excellent air connectivity, whether they live and work in the EU or in the UK,” she added.