SHS Web of Conf.
Volume 92, 2021The 20th International Scientific Conference Globalization and its Socio-Economic Consequences 2020
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||International Relations and Globalization|
|Published online||13 January 2021|
Brexit in Air Transport after 2020
1 University of Zilina, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, Department of Air Transport, Univerzitna 1, 010 26 Zilina, Slovakia
2 Flight Safety Volunteer, United Kingdom
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Research background: The authors are providing an update to the ongoing process of Brexit and the negotiations between the UK and the EU, following their own previous research in this area.
Purpose of the article: In 2019, the aviation sector in the UK ranked as the third largest in the world. London Heathrow, a hub to many UK airlines, ranked as Europe’s busiest airport and seventh busiest in the world.  Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU, in the context of globalization and the existing deep ties within the EU institutions, presents a complex task. Following the Brexit referendum in June 2016, where the majority of the electorate decided that Britain should leave the EU, events have progressed significantly by the UK leaving the EU formally at 23:59 on the 31st January 2020. However, negotiations are still ongoing and when it comes to Aviation, the outcome in many key areas is still uncertain.
Methods: The article is based on data and information collation as well as the authors’ experience within the industry.
Findings & Value added: Once the transition period terminates on the 31st December 2020, Brexit will have a significant influence on trading in the European domestic market and globally on the international market. This paper discusses available options for the UK and the EU that follow from existing decisions in the Brexit bill, as well as outlining possible future developments. Furthermore, in light of the existing threats to the Aviation industry from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the cessation of air travel for many weeks, adjustments to the Brexit plan might be required.
Key words: globalization / Brexit / aviation / airline industry / EU-UK relationships
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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