‘UK-EU flights could be grounded in no-deal Brexit’


British and EU airlines will automatically lose the right to fly to each other’s territories if Britain leaves the bloc without a divorce deal, the government has warned today.

“If the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 with no agreement in place, UK and EU licensed airlines would lose the automatic right to operate air services between the UK and the EU without seeking advance permission,” the government stated.

In a related news, UK-registered airlines operating in the bloc could suffer disruption, while aviation safety standards would no longer be automatically recognised, according to the latest tranche of no-deal Brexit papers.