Clune warns of disruption to flights between Ireland and UK after September 2018

A local MEP is calling on EU officials to prioritise EU/UK air transport agreements to avoid major disruption in the run up to Brexit.

MEPs in Brussels recently heard from airline bosses Michael O’Leary of Ryanair and Willie Walsh of IAG.

Member of the EU Transport Committee and Fine Gael MEP for Ireland South, Deirdre Clune described their warnings on aviation and the fallout from a hard Brexit as stark.

She says airlines book flights up to a year in advance, and that Ryanair will cancel flights between the UK and the EU if there’s no legal framework in place from September 2018 onwards.

Deirdre Clune says this is a worrying predicament for Irish airports who depend on UK flights for their survival.