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Charlie Cornish says departure from EU has harmed UK aviation sector’s ability to recruit workers.
Opposition to the retained EU law bill is mounting, as the government discovers the importance and popularity of EU law.
Controversial Tory bill set to inflict further damage on businesses, with no clues yet about incoming legislation.
The company confirmed that it will end its service between the Belfast and London hubs at the end of October, and described the decision to be “Brexit-related”.
With the transitional licensing window for EASA-validated personnel working in the UK expiring at year-end, the clock is running down to secure new post-Brexit approvals.
If any further proof was needed that Brexit has been a catastrophe for all sections of our divided society, it was supplied by the axing of the key Aer Lingus route between Belfast City Airport and Heathrow in London.
BRITISH Airways has confirmed it will increase activity at Belfast City Airport to make up for the loss of Aer Lingus on the busy London Heathrow route at the end of October. / The Irish carrier has been forced to withdraw from the service, with Dublin-based trade union Fórsa blaming Brexit.
Ministers say leaving the EU ‘has given the UK a world of future opportunities’. So I have tracked down the travel advantages.
Robert Banks claims he was wrongly blocked from travelling from Newcastle to Amsterdam for a conference by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines due to the issue date of his passport.
Michael Gove has found himself stuck in Brexit-related travel chaos at an airport in Athens.
BREXIT has impacted the performance and safety of “lifeline” aviation services on Scotland’s west coast, transport minister Jenny Gilruth has warned.
Kate Barke had to say goodbye to her children at the gate just 15 minutes before their Ryanair flight was due to take off for Palma de Mallorca due to new Brexit rules.
The easyJet CEO tells LBC that the number of EU nationals working for the airline has dropped by 37.5% due to Brexit, causing some travel delays.
Ryanair’s boss Michael O’Leary has called for “a bit more” of common sense on the government’s side when implementing post-Brexit immigration rules.
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has made the implication that the UK’s departure from the EU, or Brexit, may be a contributing factor in the staffing-related operational woes at its airports this summer.
Brexit is making it harder for airports and airlines to recruit staff, adding to shortages that are causing travel chaos, according to a leading recruiter.
Sectors from fishing to aviation, farming to science report being bogged down in red tape, struggling to recruit staff and racking up losses for the first time.
Boss of @Ryanair, O'Leary: "This gov't couldn't run a sweet shop. We are fully staffed. But we are hide-bound and hamstrung by a gov't so desperate to show Brexit has been a success, when it's been an abject failure, it won't allow us to bring in EU workers to do these jobs."
The ‘thousands of jobs’ affected by Brexit have added to travel chaos at UK airports, the boss of Ryanair has said.
EasyJet reportedly had to turn down thousands of job applications from EU citizens because of Brexit.
'This government couldn’t run a sweet shop', says Michael O’Leary,
One potential disruption from the UK’s Brexit from the European Union was definitively averted this week with the nation’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announcement that it will adopt the European Aviation Safety Agency’s standards for certifying next generation electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
Airlines and airports are facing the effects of staff shortages in vital areas such as baggage handling and security, just as the peak summer travel period approaches.
"Thirty per cent of the people who worked in UK aviation before the covid pandemic were EU nationals."
‘Pre-pandemic we would have turned down 2-2.5 per cent because of nationality issues. Now it’s 35-40 per cent,’ says Johan Lundgren.