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Brexit Draft Document Continues Uncertainty for Future of U.K-E.U. Aviation

The next phase in the ongoing Brexit situation took place this week with the release of the draft withdrawal agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom. The 585-page document outlines the process of how the U.K.’s membership will cease and what possible agreements need to be in place pending its exit. As such the document did little to remove uncertainty for the aviation industry, and many other sectors, as agreements on a post-Brexit relationship have yet to be…

UK CAA Prepares for ‘No-Deal’ Brexit as Uncertainty Continues for…

At 2300 GMT on Friday, March 29, 2019, the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union. With this deadline only five months away and the strong possibility of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, uncertainty remains for all parties of what life will be like from March 30. For the aviation…

While Uncertainty Looms, Low-Cost Carriers Continue Preparing for Brexit

The United Kingdom and the European Union will be going their separate ways next spring, leaving many to wonder how airlines are preparing for potential changes. While both sides have already agreed to a transitional period to renegotiate air traffic rules until 2020, Ryanair and Easyjet are not taking this…

Wizz Air “Futureproof” Post-Brexit Operation, Obtains UK Operator’s Certificate

Wizz Air has become the latest airline seeking to "futureproof" their business in a post-Brexit Britain by securing an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and Operating License (OL) from the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) beginning operations as Wizz Air UK this week. The new certifications come as uncertainty mounts regarding…

EasyJet Boss Optimistic for Future Growth

Despite the recent disappearance of Air Berlin and Monarch Airlines from the skies, as well as Italian flag-carrier Alitalia's ongoing financial woes, EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren is optimistic that his airline will continue to thrive in what he calls 'a good environment for aviation in recent years.' Speaking to Swiss…

Government Consultation Set To Begin for the Future of UK…

As reported last week U.S. airlines are currently lobbying the U.S. government to rollback and review the more than 80 airline-related regulations which the Obama administration has introduced since 2008. A number of the regulations were implemented to protect consumers from practices related to ‘hidden’ or ancillary charges which masked…

Lufthansa Group Reports Record Profit, Virgin Atlantic Back in the…

The volatility and uncertainty of the aviation industry were in evidence on Thursday with the release of 2017 results for two of Europe’s most well-known airlines, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic.  Deutsche Lufthansa AG, the parent company of the German airline, reported a record 70 percent increase in earnings before interest…

2018 Means Brexit Draws Closer for UK and European Airlines

At the end of a calendar year, tradition dictates that we look back on the past 12 months and reflect on achievements and challenges which have been overcome. In the first few days of 2018, airlines have been reporting record numbers of passengers carried during the year and the media…

Ryanair Could Leave the UK Market Due to Brexit

Ryanair has threatened to end five of its routes to the United Kingdom for a limited amount of time if a bilateral Brexit deal does not get solved, according to a report by The Guardian. The low-cost carrier could cancel flights from London Stansted in addition to other UK airports. Ryanair’s…

Ryanair Predicts Instability in European Open Skies Agreement Following Brexit

Ryanair’s Chief Executive, Michael O’Leary, has continued to share his thoughts on the effect of Brexit to Ryanair and the aviation industry in general. On this occasion, he speculated on the impact to the European Open Skies Agreement. Speaking at a recent media event, he made the point that if…