The Outlook For UK-Europe, The Trans-Atlantic And Open Skies: How Are Airlines Preparing For The Post-Brexit World?
The 3 major JV groupings that operate on the trans-Atlantic depend on open skies for them to gain antitrust immunity to operate in the UK market, the largest premium route. But the extent to which the UK will be restored to open skies once it leaves the EU remains to be seen, with US pilot unions conspicuously vocal in their concerns about some of the liberal provisions of open skies. Aside from labour organisations, EU governments could undo the great strides taken over the years in liberalising international traffic rights, in order to protect their flag carriers from bigger competitors encroaching further on home markets.
- What issues are involved in the UK renegotiation and what are the positions of the protagonists?
- Are the region’s airlines at risk of operating under more restrictive norms?
- Will unions intervene to wind back the provisions of the North Atlantic?
- What are the prospects for US-UK open skies post Brexit?
- Could Brexit provide a catalyst to reform the entire bilateral system that underpins aviation governance?
Moderator: John Byerly, Consultant, Consultant, John Byerly
- ALPA, Regulatory Counsel & Senior Attorney, David Semanchik
- Croon Callaghan Aviation Consulting, Partner, Jim Callaghan
- ERA, Director General, Montserrat Barriga
- Whitaker Air Space, Principal, Michael Whitaker