Aviation: Brexit

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th September 2017.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what contingency plans the Government plans to adopt in the event that no replacement for the single aviation market and open skies agreement is available when the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Department for Transport)

We want our future relationship with the EU to be based on mutual economic and security interests.

To which end, it will be in the interests of all parties to maintain closely integrated aviation markets. The opening up of access to air services helps to deliver connectivity, choice and value for money that benefits consumers and businesses both here and abroad.

The Government continues to work closely with the aviation sector to ensure this industry continues to be a major success story for the British economy. As well as seeking suitable aviation arrangements with the EU, the Department for Transport is also working closely with the aviation community to ensure that this global industry continues to be a major success.

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