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IATA calls for greater clarity on Brexit plans

12 December 2018

Both the European Union (EU) and the British government need to provide more details on contingency plans for Britain’s increasingly likely chaotic exit from the EU, International Air Transport Association (IATA) officials told its annual media gathering in Geneva on December 12.

IATA flagged four important high-impact issues where it says a lack of clarity is a real worry: air service agreements (ASAs), the safety framework, security, and border management.

IATA acknowledged the issue is compounded by a fast-moving political crisis in Britain but made clear that more needs to be done to prepare for a different legal and regulatory environment when Britain leaves the EU on March 29 2019 – possibly with no transitional deal.

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