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UK wants to stay in EASA post-Brexit

United Kingdom is prepared to request staying as part of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) after the country officially leaves the European Union, according to a report by Sky News. The move is seen as necessary to prevent major disruptions for UK’s aviation and comes after the pressure by not only the local or […]

Ryanair: Post-Brexit UK could lose air links with EU

Great Britain could potentially see a disruption of air ties with European Union members in the post-Brexit world of 2019, unless commercial aviation gets priority status when discussing the particularities of the divorce, according to Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer. On the extreme end of the possible outcomes is the looming danger of losing […]

EU officials seek to fine Air France-KLM and other carriers

After a failed attempt to arrange a deal, Air France-KLM, British Airways and many other carriers may confront multimillion-euro fines from EU regulators on the ground of antitrust, Bloomberg reports. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is pursuing to re-penalise the airlines with around 800 million euros ($844 million) in fines. In 2015, the EU court […]

Airlines for Europe endorses EU emissions proposals

The European Commission has presented its proposal to keep the scope of its emissions trading system to cover flights within the EU, known as Stop the Clock. This step follows the historic agreement reached by governments last year on a global scheme to address climate change as proposed by the United Nations aviation specialised agency, […]

easyJet confirms pursuit of additional EU AOC

Following the United Kingdom’s recent vote to leave the European Union, easyJet (U2, London Luton) has now officially confirmed it has indeed put in motion plans to secure an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from one of the bloc’s twenty-seven remaining members. “As part of easyJet’s contingency planning before the referendum we had informal discussions with […]

EasyJet urges prioritisation of UK access to EU market

UK budget carrier EasyJet is to concentrate on talks with European governments to ensure that its operations are not interrupted by the UK’s decision to break away from the European Union. The airline says its initial aim is to “accelerate” discussions with governments and regulators to make sure that the UK remains within the single […]