BREXIT Unlikely to Ground Flights Between the UK and Europe

November 1, 2017 ,   Industry

Airline chiefs dismiss claims that Brexit would ground flights between the UK and EU.

The chief executive of IAG, which owns British Airways, Willie Walsh, told the Commons Transport Committee that such a move would bring the continent to a standstill.

British Airways company

The comments followed Chancellor Philip Hammond saying that it was "theoretically conceivable" that all flights between the UK and the EU could be suspended on the day Britain leaves the European Union.

He added he did not think anybody seriously believed that was where they would get to.

According to the IAG chief, the airline industry would be capable of coping with Brexit as it was used to adapting quickly to changing situations and dealing with new regulations.