Blue Air cancels flights from Liverpool over Brexit

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Romanian airline Blue Air has cancelled flights from Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport reportedly due to the uncertainty over Brexit and flying rights for carriers after the UK leaves the bloc.

The airline cancelled the services from the UK gateway to Rome (Italy) and Alicante (Spain) on Wednesday (13 February) and the airport said that the “Brexit impasse” had left it unable to receive the clarity needed over flights between the UK and countries other than Romania.

Blue Air will continue to operate flights between the two countries, services from the UK to any other country could be affected if the UK leaves the EU without a continuation of current EU legislation.

The carrier will continue serving Bucharest and Bacau from Liverpool while services between Luton and Turin are also expected to be affected.

An airport spokesman added that Blue Air had successfully operated its based aircraft for two years in Liverpool serving a wide range of routes.

Blue Air says due to Brexit it has been unable to receive the necessary clarity regarding their ability to operate seventh freedom services which are currently possible under EU Open Skies.