British airlines fear a Brexit pounding

Virgin Atlantic Airways and discount operator Jet2 have said demand is being depressed by the weaker pound, a trend that could deepen as political opposition threatens to derail Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit settlement

28th November, 2018
Sterling now airlines' main Brexit worry. Pic: Getty

After two years of insisting that Brexit has had no impact on flight bookings, British airlines are starting to see the first evidence to suggest sales are taking a hit.

Airlines are starting to speak out about the impact of a weaker pound even as the likelihood of disruption to flights recedes, with both the UK and EU saying in recent weeks that mechanisms are in place to ensure that planes carry on operating in...

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