Airport industry calls for single European aviation market following Brexit vote
28 / 06 / 2017
Rulemakers have been urged to maintain Europe’s single aviation market following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union.
The Airports Council International (ACI) Europe has called for the European Union (EU) and UK aviation markets to remain fully integrated in the future to safe guard and promote air connectivity.
ACI Europe director general Oliver Jankovec said: “The EU and the UK are faced with the challenge of establishing a new relationship.
“While there is for now much uncertainty as to what will be the model, structure and modus operandi for this new relationship, it will be essential that it allows for the UK and EU aviation markets to remain fully integrated and based on totally aligned – if not common – rules.
“The EU’s single and fully liberalised aviation market has delivered tremendous benefits for consumers and businesses across Europe.”
Jankovec said that negotiating the integration of EU and UK aviation markets should be seen as a key priority to avoid disruption and a loss of connectivity.
ACI EUROPE is also urging the UK and the EU to keep a common aviation security agenda – with a focus on reinforcing cooperation on intelligence and data sharing to effectively address terrorism threats.