Brexit confusion provokes ongoing concern within the airline industry

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As the Brexit deadline looms closer, the airline industry is no further in understanding the ramifications of the UK's exit from the EU. Concerns are mounting with regards to flying schedules and the open skies policies.

The fall out of Brexit

The fall out of Brexit
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Quoted in Travel Weekly, senior vice president of Airlines for America Sean Kennedy explained "We want to make sure that when March of 2019 comes that there is no disruption for travelers flying to London and points beyond." Yet so far there has been little done to reassure airlines, with no major discussion concerning aviation issues within the current Brexit negotiations.

The finalization of the UK's exit from the European Union takes place in 18 months, the scheduled date being March 29th 2019. As this deadline looms closer, it seems that the airline industry remains in a state of limbo as no definitive plan of action has been decided upon.

The Brexit dilemma predominantly concerns airlines within the UK and EU. The consequences of the UK's exit from Europe means the UK will now have to negotiate its own air service agreements with the EU. No doubt challenges lie ahead for the UK and EU regarding these agreements due to complexities such as airline schedules and airline ownership.

Global concerns are climbing as key questions arise over the ramifications of the Brexit deal. Airlines are becoming increasingly apprehensive over what will happen to the open skies agreements and policies that are currently in place, as well as the overall impact Brexit will have on the aviation industry as a whole.

The situation is high pressured as it is a race against time for these negotiations to take place, details to be confirmed, and agreements secured. This is due to the fact that airlines require information on their transit rights 6 months in advance, allowing them enough time to timetable flights and release flight information to the general public. Hence the growing concern that with only 18 months to go, Brexit negotiators urgently need to addressed this issue directly.

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