The head of IATA, Alexandre de Juniac, has stated that there is a “huge amount of work” to do to preserve vital air routes out of the UK as the deadline for the country exiting the European Union draws closer.
Director general and CEO of IATA, de Juniac, as reported by the Independent, noted in response to the government’s technical notices on the UK leaving the EU without a planned deal, that “the UK government’s papers on the air transport implications of a ‘no-deal’ departure from the EU clearly exposes the extreme seriousness of what is at stake.”
An assumption that ‘it will be all right on the night’ is far too risky to accept.
“Every contingency should be prepared for, and we call upon both the EU and the UK to be far more transparent with the state of the discussions.”
The UK government’s current guidelines states that airline would “lose the automatic right to operate air services between the UK and the EU without seeking advance permission,” if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement.