Downing Street is considering introducing dedicated airport passport queues for UK citizens
The newspaper – which will be seen by an average 1.6m readers today – features Varadkar’s image under ‘Fury at EU Toady’.
THE TAOISEACH LEO Varadkar has been criticised in the UK for a comment he made about UK airplanes potentially not being able to fly in Irish airspace after Brexit.
Open skies after Brexit: ‘I am convinced there will be a deal,’ says airline chief executive
“A soft Brexit agreement is certainly preferable and the government needs to move its thinking forward in terms of aviation and open skies,” Cornish said Wednesday. “But they are aware of it and it’s not that complicated.”
Some Corbyn fans aren’t quite as blinkered. There are those who have clocked that opinion hasn’t shifted on Brexit, that even those who didn’t vote for it think it should still happen, and that Labour would haemorrhage votes in its northern Brexity heartlands if it decided to betray the people’s will.
Business groups have urged British prime minister Theresa May to stick to a planned timetable for a vote on expansion at Heathrow.
THERE has been much chatter among frequent flyers in London this week about a front-page splash in the Financial Times claiming that British negotiations with America to replace the EU-US Open Skies Treaty are in trouble:
Ryanair’s outspoken boss Michael O’Leary has had a cracking idea about how to get Brexit voters to change their minds and petition the government to call the whole thing off — ground his planes and make everyone go to Scotland for their holidays instead.
Ireland’s troubled Ryanair said Monday that quarterly net profits rose 12 percent despite a cancellations crisis, but warned Britain was under-estimating the risk of “serious disruption” to flights following Brexit.
The value of exports to China has continued to grow in recent years, with £2.5 billion worth of goods exported from Scotland to China in the year ending September 2017. The Scotch Whisky Association reported sales have increased by 45 per cent in the first half of this year.
Last year, Manchester Airport launched the first direct regional flight between the two countries, worth an estimated £250m in economic benefits to the UK over the next decade. Restrictions were also relaxed to allow an unlimited number of cargo flights to operate between the destinations.