FLIGHTS between UK and Spain could fall by 95% if there is a no-deal Brexit.
The shocking forecast comes from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents 290 airlines around the world.
The Spain-UK route is at particular risk due to the size of both markets and the huge volume of traffic between the two countries – currently 5,052 flights per week.
Iata’s director general and chief executive Alexandre de Juniac said a no-deal Brexit could lead to ‘thousands, millions of passengers’ potentially grounded at airports after the UK leaves the EU on March 29 2019.
“If nothing is done it will be a nightmare in the European and UK airports,” he said.
The EU and the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority have plans for a ‘bare bones’ deal that would guarantee a basic level of service, according to the report, which was compiled by the consultancies Taylor Airey and Frontier Economics.
But the UK government has warned on several occassions that a no-deal Brexit is still a possible outcome, casting a cloud of uncertainty and hampering talks.
I have commented several times “Can Spain afford the EU having a No Deal Brexit”.
When will the press stop spreading stupid speculations about what will happen after a “no deal” exit. UK hasn’t yet finished negotiations and providing the EU and the UK learn to bend a bit there will be a deal. I still can’t see why we can’t trade together like we did under the “common market” deal.
This report, camerachap, comes from the IATA. A body which represents many airlines around the world. An authoritative voice one would think. So what is the Olive Press to do? Ignore it? Face facts, Brexit is a looming disaster, it is already hammering the pound (ask any expat who relies on a State Pension leaving them on at least a fifteen percent drop in income) and that is just the threat of a suicidal Brexit.
The whole thing is idiotic and will leave “Great Britain” to be silly little Britain, out in the cold, wondering why the hell it fell for clowns like Farage, Johnson, Davis, Gove, Rees-Mogg and the rest of the Colonel Blimps who led us down this path to oblivion.
The IATA issued this report, not “The Press” What is the Olive Press to do? Ignore it? A body which represents 290 airlines around the world, surely has a clue about the blatant idiocy of Brexit?