Karl Turner MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Minister, responding to Philip Hammond’s admittance that a Brexit “no deal” could result in flights being grounded, said:
“Phillip Hammond has today confirmed that “no deal” would be a total disaster for the aviation sector.
“The impact of this uncertainty will be felt by passengers long before March 2019, as airlines may not be able to sell advance tickets if a deal is not reached. If air cargo is grounded we will not be able to import or export freely.
“It is imperative that the Government prioritises securing a deal for the aviation sector and provides the industry with the certainty it needs in the run up to March 2019 and beyond.”