IATA asks London for "clarity" on the "brexit" and expansion of Heathrow

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today requested the British Government "clarity" on the conditions of departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union and on the future London Heathrow airport expansion.

London, Nov 8 (EFE). - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today asked the British Government for "clarity" on the exit conditions of the United Kingdom from the European Union and on the future expansion of London Heathrow Airport.

"When the UK leaves the European Single Market, it will also leave the European Common Aviation Area, and all Traffic rights in the rest of the world associated with Europe will also be questioned, "IATA Director General Alexandre de Juniac said in a statement.

responsible for the agency stressed that the aviation sector does not have standard regulations to which the United Kingdom can be accommodated if it does not reach agreements with third countries, as occurs with international economic relations, protected in any case by the rules of the World Trade Organization.

"The bases of international aviation They support bilateral air services agreements, "de Juniac said in a speech at the United Kingdom Aviation Club, cited in the statement.

" Time is precious and the clock of the 'brexit' is moving towards the deadline of March 2019, "he said, referring to the deadline set by the Treaty of Lisbon for the United Kingdom to leave the Union officially European.

The head of IATA also warned that the aviation sector requires certainties about the future of the United Kingdom before then.

"Normally, passengers Book flights one year in advance. He affirmed.

IATA also urged the British Government to set a plan to expand Heathrow in the face of the "severe restrictions" on traffic facing the area of ​​southern England. if it does not increase its airport capacity.

"Heathrow is the place where that expansion should take place." I understand the difficulties of building a third runway, which have caused decades of frustrations.

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