The CEO of Heathrow Airport, John Holland-Kaye, has reassured people that even in the “worst-case scenario” planes will still fly. Yet another Remaoner myth busted.
It comes after the European Union revealed No Deal contingency plans in December, bringing in “measures that will avoid full interruption of air traffic between the EU and the UK in the event of No Deal”.
Holland-Kaye is quoted by Bloomberg as saying today: “The reason I’m confident is that a lot of the things that we were worried about six months ago, like if planes would be able to fly, there have been agreements on both sides that that will happen even in the worst-case scenario.”
He reportedly confirmed that day-today-operations will function as normal even if there’s a No Deal Brexit and said that “real pragmatism” is emerging to minimise any disruption from a No Deal Brexit. Heathrow have also stockpiled imported items to guard against any short-term disruption after a WTO Brexit.
Back in 2017, Westmonster highlighted how the BBC pushed the idea that planes may not fly after Brexit. No, seriously.
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) July 28, 2017
With the likes of RyanAir planning 23 new routes at 4 airports this summer and a $300m investment to open a 14th UK base at Southend Airport from March 2019, think its safe to say the planes will go on flying. The irresponsible scaremongers who pushed doom should be ashamed of themselves.