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Aviation: Redundancy

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL13847, tabled on 2 March 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on job losses within the UK airline sector.

Answered on

10 March 2021

The UK and EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) will allow UK airlines to continue to fly between the UK and the EU, and provides for other important operational flexibilities. This gives people the freedom to travel to and from the EU easily for work, holidays and to visit loved ones, Covid restrictions allowing.

We have worked closely with airlines to understand the impact of a range of scenarios on their operations and this information helped shape the UK’s air transport negotiating mandate. The Department has also undertaken analytical work to help assess the implications of the TCA on UK airlines’ costs and operational resilience.

We continue to work closely with the UK aviation sector to support their operations, including between the UK and the EU.