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#IATA worried no-deal #Brexit plans not enough to avoid flight disruption

#IATA worried no-deal #Brexit plans not enough to avoid flight disruption

| January 11, 2019

Measures to allow flights to continue between the European Union and Britain in the event of a disorderly Brexit are unlikely to be enough to avoid some disruptions and cancellations, the head of the world’s leading air transport group warned on Thursday (10 January), writes Alexander Cornwell. Britain is set to leave the EU on […]

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Britain says airports need to do more to tackle #Drones menace

Britain says airports need to do more to tackle #Drones menace

| January 10, 2019

Airport operators need do more to counter the illegal use of drones after flights were disrupted at Heathrow and Gatwick, Prime Minister Theresa May’s de-facto deputy said on Wednesday (9 January), write Andrew MacAskill and Paul Sandle. Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington said the government would consider toughening laws that ban the use of drones […]

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#Antitrust – Commission closes investigation into #BrusselsAirlines and #TAPAirPortugal codeshare agreement on Brussels-Lisbon route

#Antitrust – Commission closes investigation into #BrusselsAirlines and #TAPAirPortugal codeshare agreement on Brussels-Lisbon route

| November 1, 2018

The European Commission has decided to close its antitrust investigation into a codeshare agreement between Brussels Airlines and TAP Air Portugal relating to the Brussels-Lisbon route, which the Commission was carrying out on its own initiative. On 27 October 2016, the Commission adopted a Statement of Objections against the two airlines, raising preliminary concerns that […]

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#StateAid  – Commission opens in-depth investigation into measures in favour of #Ryanair at Frankfurt-Hahn airport in Germany

#StateAid – Commission opens in-depth investigation into measures in favour of #Ryanair at Frankfurt-Hahn airport in Germany

| October 30, 2018

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether measures in favour of Ryanair at the German airport of Frankfurt-Hahn are in line with state aid rules. The Commission will also investigate certain measures in favour of the airport operator FFHG. Frankfurt-Hahn airport, a regional airport located in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate […]

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British and EU airlines could see flights grounded in no-deal #Brexit

British and EU airlines could see flights grounded in no-deal #Brexit

| September 26, 2018

British and European Union airlines will automatically lose the right to fly to each other’s territories if Britain leaves the bloc without a divorce deal, the government warned on Monday (24 September), meaning that flights could potentially be grounded, writes Andrew MacAskill. Flying rights to and from and within the European Union, as well as […]

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#Brexit means possible job losses for Wales

#Brexit means possible job losses for Wales

| September 6, 2018

Welsh Labour MEP Derek Vaughan (pictured) has warned that the possible job losses at Airbus will be the first of many in Wales as other big employers prepare for Brexit, writes Colin Stevens. His warning follows comments from Airbus COO Tom Williams who said thousands of Welsh jobs are at risk at Airbus and suppliers in North Wales as […]

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#BritishAirways and #AirFrance halting flights to #Iran from next month

#BritishAirways and #AirFrance halting flights to #Iran from next month

| August 28, 2018

British Airways and Air France said last week that they would halt flights to Iran from September for business reasons, months after US President Donald Trump announced he would re-impose sanctions on Tehran, write Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru, Costas Pitas in London, Parisa Hafezi in Ankara, Inti Landauro in Paris, Andrius Sytas in Vilnius […]

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