CEO Marc Bailey has received the following from Anna Ozog, Policy Adviser, International Aviation Negotiations Team the DfT.

‘Dear Marc,

As you will be aware, regardless of the outcome of the negotiations, from the 1st of January 2021, UK airlines will be required to obtain operating permits and authorisations from each EU Member State (plus EEA and Switzerland) they seek to operate to. Such permissions will be required for both scheduled and non-scheduled services. A number of EU Member States require scheduled permit applications to be submitted 30 days in advance. Furthermore, some Member States have an ‘accreditation’ process required well advance of approvals.  

UK airlines have been made aware of these requirements. However, as a reminder we would also be grateful if you could strongly encourage your UK members to apply/contact the aeronautical authorities of the relevant States to understand their requirements, if they plan to operate to those States from the 1st of January 2021.  

Similarly, permits will also be required for EU (plus EEA and Switzerland) airlines operating to the UK. Information on those requirements can be found here.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, should you have any questions.

Kind regards

Policy Adviser, International Aviation Negotiations Team