4 MARCH 2019
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Observers have welcomed the provisional agreement of the EU’s proposed regulation on air services connectivity after Brexit, meaning UK – EU flights will be maintained without interruption in the event of a no-deal.
Aviation minister Liz Sugg said: “Passengers can continue to book flights with confidence as the EU has provisionally agreed legislation ensuring flights will continue in a no-deal scenario.
“The UK will reciprocate and provide, as a minimum, equivalent rights to airlines from those European states.”
The Department for Transport said it was continuing to work towards a deal, “but in the event of a no deal, we are fully committed to ensuring flights continue between the UK and EU after Brexit in any scenario”.
Tim Alderslade, chief executive of Airlines UK, which represents 13 UK carriers, added: “We welcome that the provisional agreement between the Council and the European Parliament reaffirms that UK – EU flights will continue uninterrupted in the event of no deal, and that the UK will reciprocate.
“We look forward to the UK government publishing the detail of its reciprocal arrangements.”
Representing all sectors of the industry, the 13 Airlines UK members are British Airways, CargoLogicAir, DHL, easyJet, Flybe, Jet2.com, Norwegian UK, Ryanair, Thomas Cook, Tui Airways, Titan Airways, Virgin Atlantic and West Atlantic.
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