Brexit: Implications for airlines

Brexit: Implications for airlines

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Partner and Brexit Transport & Logistics Lead

KPMG in the UK


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  • Decision to Brexit has created a lot of uncertainty surrounding bilateral deals 
  • If UK economy dips, this will impact the number of trips abroad Britons take 
  • Leaving the EU complicates how airlines obtain airport slots, staff flights and sell products. 

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