Articles tagged “brexit”

EasyJet and Ryanair Split on Likelihood of Brexit Aviation Deal

EasyJet and Ryanair Split on Likelihood of Brexit Aviation Deal

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ryanair has always taken a more negative view on the Brexit negotiations than other airlines, and with a deal still nowhere in sight, the potential for major disruption next April remains a possibility.

1 week ago

EasyJet Moves Pilots to New Licenses to Hedge Brexit Risk

EasyJet Moves Pilots to New Licenses to Hedge Brexit Risk

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

EasyJet has been concerned about Brexit for a while, and is understandably trying to soften the potential loss of access to the continent.

3 weeks ago

Airbus Condemns UK’s Crumbling Brexit Plan

Airbus Condemns UK’s Crumbling Brexit Plan

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Airbus, like other global businesses with operations in the UK, is at wit's end about the fine print and uncertainty about Britain's Brexit plan. Airbus is ramping up pressure on the UK government with the company's latest comments.

2 months ago

UK Airport Owner Is Still Pretty Relaxed About Brexit

UK Airport Owner Is Still Pretty Relaxed About Brexit

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Given the inability of the UK government to make suitable arrangements for leaving the European Union, it's amazing that some businesses remain so relaxed. The clock is ticking and the country still has no idea exactly what's going to happen.

3 months ago

Heathrow Airport’s Largest Shareholder Is Checking Out of the UK

Heathrow Airport’s Largest Shareholder Is Checking Out of the UK

Rodrigo Orihuela, Bloomberg

It's death by a thousand cuts in Brexit Britain. Companies have had enough of the uncertainty and are shifting their bases away from the UK.

3 months ago

Airbus Threatens to Reduce Its UK Presence in Brexit Warning

Airbus Threatens to Reduce Its UK Presence in Brexit Warning

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

Airbus is a gigantic company that needs to plan far in advance so it does not have supply chain issues. There's little surprise it wants clarity about Brexit — as soon as possible. But will it follow through on it threat to reduce UK operations if the British government doesn't show more urgency?

3 months ago

Ryanair Will Add a Base Near London Despite Strong Brexit Opposition

Ryanair Will Add a Base Near London Despite Strong Brexit Opposition

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Ryanair's CEO remains vehemently anti-Brexit, but that doesn't mean he isn't preparing to meet UK demand.

3 months ago

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.

4 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

6 months ago