Brexit – the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union – is expected to impact many aspects of trade and travel.
Oliver Wyman’s Planestats.com has been tracking data on capacity and passengers to see what has been happening to airline travel from the UK to the EU since the marriage-ending vote.Data for the first year post-referendum shows an uptick in both UK to EU capacity and passengers – and these figures have risen faster than for UK to non-EU destinations.
What comes next for UK-EU air travel, as Brexit proceeds, largely depends on what happens to existing EU-wide agreements. While Brexit is not likely to cause a slump in UK travel demand, some changes may be required to address regulatory implications.
SCHEDULED SEATS (CAPACITY) FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM TO THE EUROPEAN UNIONPERCENT CHANGE FOR YEAR-END JUNE 2016 TO YEAR-END JULY 2017;
TOP 15 MARKETS, PERCENT SHARE OF TOTAL MARKET IN PARENS