There's a lot of guff being generated behind the scenes that seems designed to slow the deal. Of great importance to us, given being on an island, aircraft leasing biz, Ryanair,
First, EU to EU flights must be made by a carrier that is 50% owned by EU persons - who knew this?
"Ownership restrictions would also apply, forcing groups such as Ryanair andInternational Airlines Group to buy out British shareholders to ensure they were 50 per cent owned and controlled by EU nationals, in order to continue operating routes within the EU." ...
If strictly applied in a no-deal Brexit scenario, such an approach would lead to the grounding of many UK flights — something British ministers have dismissed as scaremongering. The paper notes there are no World Trade Organisation fallback options for aviation and makes clear that “old bilateral agreements between member states and the UK are not revived”.
No, but there's IATA - IATA - Home
IATA - Air Traffic Management
Everyone else thinks that the "single european sky" is still at the blueprint stage -
Plus US, arab, chinese and russian planes come and go without anyone denying them the right to land. The tenor of this "leaked" doc is that the EU are (on our behalf) looking for difficulties that don't really exist, unless we want them to. Do we want difficulties? Where's the margin in that?
When we're flying from Milano to Dublino, and the plane will most likely clip UK airspace, do we want to pay extra for the privilege?