Posted on: 11 March 2019 by Chloe Greenbank
With the Brexit deadline looming, the message from the Airport Operators Association (AOA) is that passengers can continue to book flights with confidence in any Brexit scenario.
Commenting on the Department for Transport’s announcement published on Thursday 7 March, re-confirming that the UK will reciprocate and in places go beyond the EU’s no-deal regulation for aviation, Karen Dee, AOA’s CEO said:
“The measures put forward by the UK and the EU will ensure that flights between the UK and the EU will be able to continue in a no-deal scenario without restrictions on capacity, as well as UK domestic routes currently operated by EU airlines.
“This means that travellers planning their 2019 holidays, family visits and business trips can rest assured that there will be no disruption to their flights, whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.
“This comes on top of the important steps the UK Government has taken in concluding UK bilateral agreements with non-EU countries like the US and Canada where we currently fly to under an EU-level agreement.
“While an orderly transition period remains airports’ top priority, today’s announcement alongside the EU’s no-deal contingency regulations, should reassure passengers that the UK’s essential air connectivity will continue to operate.”