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So now we know what is going to happen in the aviation sector once the UK departs the EU in 2019: it will, overnight, be considered a ‘third country’ and none of its airlines will be allowed to operate into, out of, or within the bloc unless they have obtained EU operating licences, reports Air Transport World. “The operating licences granted to airlines by the UK CAA will no longer be valid EU operating licences. In order to continue benefiting from the freedoms of establishment and to provide air services within the EU internal market, air carriers are advised to consider any measure required to ensure that the conditions for holding an EU operating licence are complied with,” the EC’s transport directorate said. Expect chaos…

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