London,
09
January
2020
|
11:15
Europe/London

MAG statement on the UK exiting the European Union

“With an orderly exit from the EU secured, passengers will benefit from being able to continue to travel and book their trips with confidence during a transition period from 31st January. MAG does not expect any Brexit-related disruption to its operations. During the implementation period nothing will change and passengers can travel exactly as before.

“We welcome the focus shown by both the EU and the UK on prioritising aviation throughout the negotiations so far. The UK Government must now focus on securing a long-term ‘open skies’ agreement with the EU which maintains the liberal aviation market that has allowed people to travel cheaply and safely within Europe and further afield over the past decades.

“These opportunities for travel that have resulted from past ‘open skies’ agreements have contributed much to the cultural and economic development of this country and maintaining the current arrangements should be among the Government’s top priorities.”