Airlines urge clarity on UK remaining a member of European single aviation market
June 24th, 2016
Responding to the result of yesterday’s referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of the British Air Transport Association (BATA), which represents UK registered airlines, said:
“We fully respect the will of the British public as expressed in the result of the referendum to leave the EU. The Government must now urgently confirm that the UK will seek to remain a member of the European single aviation market once we leave the EU. We also call on the Government to prioritise all aviation-related negotiations, agreements and decisions during the EU withdrawal process.
“Given our status as an island trading nation, and with excellent international air links and travel now being even more vital for our future prosperity and economic growth, the environment for aviation post-Brexit must be clarified as soon as possible.”
24 June 2016