AOA welcomes UK reciprocation on 2020 flights

posted on 6th September 2019 by Justin Burns
AOA welcomes UK reciprocation on 2020 flights

The Airport Operators Association (AOA) said yesterday (5 September) it welcomed the Department for Transport’s announcement published confirming the UK will reciprocate the EU’s proposed extension of its no-deal regulation for aviation.

Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “The measures outlined by the UK Government will ensure that flights between the UK and EU will be able to continue in a no-deal scenario, this includes UK domestic routes currently operated by EU airlines for a limited time.

“This comes on top of the important steps the UK Government has taken in concluding UK bilateral agreements with non-EU countries like the US and Canada where we currently fly to under an EU-level agreement.

“While an orderly transition period remains airports’ top priority, today’s announcement, alongside the European Commission’s proposal yesterday, should reassure passengers that the UK’s essential air connectivity will continue to operate, so they can book their 2020 holidays, family visits and business trips with confidence.”