October 25, 2018

No-deal Brexit would halt most UK-Spain flights


The number of flights between the UK and Spain could collapse by 95% if no Brexit deal is agreed.

Travel for tourists, business and cargo will all be significantly affected in a “no deal” scenario, according to a report prepared for the International Air Transport Association (Iata), which represents 290 airlines around the world.

The route between Spain and the UK is particularly at risk because of the size of both markets, as well as the large volume of tourist traffic between the two countries. IATA figures show there are currently 5,052 UK-Spain flights a week.

Alexandre de Juniac, Iata’s director general and chief executive, warned that a no-deal Brexit could lead to “thousands, millions of passengers” potentially grounded at airports after the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019.

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