To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to ensure the maintenance of commercial air services after 30 March 2019 in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a Withdrawal and Future Partnership Agreement.
25 April 2018
The importance of air services to the UK economy is recognised across Government and we are working closely with the aviation sector to ensure its ongoing success. This includes through securing a good deal with the EU and third countries where air services are currently governed by EU agreements.
We are also, as a matter of common sense, working on alternatives to a negotiated agreement, to ensure that no matter the outcome flights will continue.