Tag: Brexit

IATA Outlines Urgent Priorities to Minimize Brexit Impacts

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for urgent action by the UK and the European Union to put in place contingency planning for the continuation of air services in the event of a ‘no-deal Brexit’. Intention is to move much faster and to bring certainty to three critical air transport issues: the uninterrupted […]

UK Flights to Europe Can Face Problems Already in March 2019

The UK government has laid bare how Europe-bound flights from the UK could be grounded in the event of a no-deal Brexit in March 2019. The government published new documents on Monday explaining that if it is unable to reach a comprehensive Brexit deal with its European Union counterparts, UK-based airlines would have to seek […]

Ryanair Seeks UK Operating Permit in Brexit Move

Ireland-based LCC Ryanair has applied for a UK air operator’s certificate (AOC), to guard against the possibility of the UK’s 2019 exit from the European Union (EU) leading to a rupture of air links between the UK and the 27-nation bloc. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has repeatedly voiced concerns that a “hard Brexit”—one where negotiations […]

EU Warns Airlines About Post-Brexit Access

Senior EU officials fear that the airline industry is “in denial” about the potential implications of Brexit, reports The Guardian today. Of chief concern is certain airlines’ continued ability to operate flights between member states once Britain leaves the EU. To do so, carriers must have a “significant” base within the EU and be majority-owned […]

Ryanair May Abandon UK Domestic Market On Brexit

Ryanair could abandon the UK domestic market following Brexit the Irish LCC’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Neil Sorahan, has told Bloomberg. Speaking a day after Prime Minister Teresa May confirmed the United Kingdom would be leaving the European Single Market, and by extension the European Single Aviation Market, Sorahan said the anticipated need for a […]

Heathrow Plans 25,000 More Flights a Year as Revenue Increases

Heathrow Airport is planning an extra 25,000 flights per year from 2021 on its existing runways to give the UK a ‘Brexit Boost’ as nine month revenues rise. Revenue rose by 1.2 per cent to just under £2.1 billion ($2.6 billion) with adjusted profit before tax rising 11 per cent to £202 million. Heathrow made […]

EasyJet Shares Drop 7% as Airline Takes Sterling Hit

British airline easyJet warned that annual profit had fallen by more than a quarter and hinted trading would remain tough as fares continue to decline and a weak pound weighs, sending its shares down 7%. The profit decline is the first since 2009 and in part reflects the budget airline’s exposure to the security-hit destinations […]

Ryanair CEO Says Brexit Will Likely Hurt Profits For Four Years

Ryanair Holdings Plc Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary said the fallout from Britain’s decision to quit the European Union will weigh on the discount carrier’s profit for as long as four years. The process of the U.K. negotiating its way out of the bloc, which could take two to four years, is set to depress […]

Wizz Air Takes its UK Business Elsewhere “As a Direct Result of Brexit”

Wizz Air has halved its plans for growth in the UK in the second half of the year after the Brexit vote. The low-cost airline operator said it would be redeploying this capacity for growth to non-UK routes. Its share price shot up four per cent on Wednesday morning as it announced the news and […]

EasyJet HQ Could be Relocated from Luton After Brexit Vote, CEO Warns

The low-cost airline’s Carolyn McCall said a decision on relocating the HQ from Luton – where 56% of voters elected to leave the EU – “remains to be seen”. Easyjet’s CEO has said the airline giant could relocate its HQ from Luton following the Brexit vote. Carolyn McCall told Channel 4 presenter Matt Frei the […]