Articles tagged “brexit”

EasyJet and Ryanair Are Still Fretting About Brexit

EasyJet and Ryanair Are Still Fretting About Brexit

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Brexit offers up plenty of uncertainty for airlines, not least what to do about their shareholders.

5 days ago

Heathrow Within ‘Touching Distance’ of Approval for Third Runway

Heathrow Within ‘Touching Distance’ of Approval for Third Runway

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

We've been here many, many times before. Even if the UK government gives the go-ahead, we should expect further delays, especially as there is still plenty of opposition to expansion.

4 weeks ago

InterContinental Hotels CEO Isn’t Worried About Brexit

InterContinental Hotels CEO Isn’t Worried About Brexit

Manus Cranny and Yousef Gamal El-Din, Bloomberg

As the UK only represents a small portion of IHG's overall business, CEO Keith Barr doesn't need to worry too much about Brexit. The truth is nobody really knows exactly what kind of impact it is going to have, especially as both sides have yet to agree divorce terms.

1 month ago

Facial Recognition Startup Hoping to Solve Brexit’s Ireland Border Conundrum

Facial Recognition Startup Hoping to Solve Brexit’s Ireland Border Conundrum

Jeremy Kahn, Bloomberg

The Irish border question has become the biggest issue surrounding Brexit. The UK government has said it doesn't want a return to the checkpoints of the past and is looking at creative ways of solving the problem.

1 month ago

Britain’s Brexit Bump for Tourism May Be Over

Britain’s Brexit Bump for Tourism May Be Over

Dan Pylas, Associated Press

Now the real challenges begin for British tourism officials after a welcome spike in visitors after the UK vote in 2016 to exit the European Union. Tourists to the country fell 7 percent in the last quarter of 2017 after an initial bump, largely due to a devaluation of the pound. Britain isn't scheduled to exit the EU until 2019, but new challenges, from staffing to aviation agreements, are mounting.

2 months ago

Gibraltar Airport Could Be Jointly Managed by Spain In Post-Brexit Overture

Gibraltar Airport Could Be Jointly Managed by Spain In Post-Brexit Overture

Esteban Duarte, Bloomberg

This airport and rail expansion could really help visitation to Gibraltar, but will that be enough if Gibraltar ends up having to leave the European Union because of its ties to the UK?

2 months ago

Post-Brexit Gibraltar Wants to Retain Ties to the European Union After the UK Leaves

Post-Brexit Gibraltar Wants to Retain Ties to the European Union After the UK Leaves

Esteban Duarte, Bloomberg

Spain and the UK may have been fighting over Gibraltar for ages, but Brexit need not produce a clear winner and loser. Gibraltar wants to keep its ties to the UK without breaking up with the EU.

3 months ago

European Airline CEOs Talk Brexit and Are Divided on the Harm

European Airline CEOs Talk Brexit and Are Divided on the Harm

Jonathan Stearns and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said "the first industry over the cliffs will be flights" in a Brexit deal, and then perhaps the UK would reexamine its decision. That's not a bad idea at all.

3 months ago

Virgin Atlantic Does Not Expect Brexit to Harm U.S. Open Skies Agreement

Virgin Atlantic Does Not Expect Brexit to Harm U.S. Open Skies Agreement

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Virgin Atlantic CEO Craig Kreeger was reassured that Open Skies will be preserved after his meetings with key political stakeholders in the United States. Here's hoping.

3 months ago

Hilton CEO Says Brexit Is Hurting London Hotels

Hilton CEO Says Brexit Is Hurting London Hotels

Andrew Blackman, Bloomberg

Post-Brexit London was such a deal that some mistakenly thought it would last forever. Now that the pound has creeped back up the city is not as attractive.

3 months ago

U.S. and UK Airlines Should Retain Lucrative Transatlantic Air Rights After Brexit

U.S. and UK Airlines Should Retain Lucrative Transatlantic Air Rights After Brexit

Tim Ross, Nick Wadhams and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

This is a no-brainer. No matter what happens with Brexit, U.S. and UK airlines need open skies between the two countries. It would be unthinkable if big airlines lost their rights to fly between London and major U.S. cities.

3 months ago

Ryanair Urges Brexit Negotiators to Eliminate the Uncertainties

Ryanair Urges Brexit Negotiators to Eliminate the Uncertainties

Brian Sumers, Skift

There's a lot of drama about what Brexit will mean for Europe's airlines. And much needs to happen before airlines know how the European air market will look long term. But at the end of this, we expect the status quo will remain, at least for the most part.

3 months ago