On Wednesday 20th June, we welcomed Anne Doyère, Head of Sales, from London City Airport to find out more about the impact of Brexit on air travel.
Firstly, we learnt about London City Airport itself and the features which make it unique. The airport’s location is the key to its success as it is the only airport based in the city of London; for example, it takes just 20 minutes to travel to the Shard. Anne also discussed the capacity issue facing many London airports today and LCA’s expansion plans to triple the size of the terminal and welcome 600,000 more passengers a year.
The effects of Brexit on air travel will be widespread as 1 out of 2 flights handled by UK airports are flying to/from the EU. It will be necessary for UK and EU aviation markets to remain closely linked due to their current interdependence.
However, Anne explained that the aviation sector is legally unique as it is separate from trade agreements. Aviation safeguards Europe’s connectivity and it is, therefore, vital that the market remains as liberal as the current arrangements as there will be no legal framework in place post-Brexit.
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Franco British Chamber of Commerce & Industry
63 Avenue de Villiers, 75017 PARIS