Travel plans up in the air

Kathy Burrell and Matt Badcock look at how Brexit could affect low-cost airlines

The World Today Updated 10 November 2020 Published 3 August 2018 2 minute READ

Kathy Burrell

Reader in Human Geography & Planning, University of Liverpool

Matt Badcock

Head of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Leeds Beckett University

One of the many uncertainties still hanging over Brexit is what will happen to air travel between the United Kingdom and the European Union after any ‘transition’ period has elapsed.

While this remains a pressing concern for the aviation industry, any future changes in UK-EU airline infrastructures potentially have wide-reaching social impacts too, not only on travel and tourism generally, but on UK-based migrants who have built lives stretching across two countries with the help of cheap pan-European air links.

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