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BRITS could see air travel return to how it was in the Seventies if the UK doesn’t have access to the Open Skies Agreement
BRITS could see air travel return to how it was in the seventies as a result of Brexit.
An airline boss has warned that customers could face higher ticket prices and less choice if the UK doesn’t have access to the Open Skies Agreement after we leave the EU.
Andrew Swaffield, chief executive of Monarch, said that the reason people currently have such good deals on flights is because of the EU.
He told the Independent: “Fares will gradually go up and there will be less competition.”
“It’s easy to forget the benefits, and what facilitated those benefits, they don’t happen by accident.
“What we should focus on is how to protect as much of that as we can, and that means either replicating the ECAA or replacing it with something that’s almost as good.
“But if you were a betting man you’d have to say it was unlikely, at least in the short term.”
EU countries and a few others all share access to the European Common Aviation Area (ECAA), which allows countries to set up operations within any other within the ECAA.
It also allows them to run flights between any two airports within the ECAA.
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According to the Monarch chief, EU countries could make it significantly more difficult for British airlines to operate routes to other European countries if we don’t stay in the ECAA after Brexit.
That could mean extra expenditure for airlines that gets passed on to customers, less routes available and even less choice of airlines if some have to fold because of new restrictions.