Brexit presents opportunity for UAE Airlines

UAE airlines has speculated it might get more access to the UK market in the wake of the Brexit decision announced on June 24, the company said.

UAE carriers operate more than 168 flights a week to UK and around 920 flights per week to European destinations.

Despite the UK opting to leave the EU, there won´t be any immediate change to any off the air service accords between the UK and UAE, according to a senior aviation journalist. Chief analyst at London´s StrategicAero Research Saj Ahmad said around two years will be required to formalise the UK´s exit from the EU, so until then things will carry on as they have done as usual.

Emirates operates 126 weekly flights to the UK. The Dubai-based carrier has deployed superjumbo A380s for a majority of its flights to London. The airline operates a total of 514 flights a week to European countries. Etihad Airways operates 42 flights a week to the UK including 21 weekly flights to London. The Abu Dhabi carrier operates a total of 344 flights per week to Europe. Carrier flydubai doesn´t operate flights to the UK but it operates a total of 49 weekly flights to European countries. Air Arabia also operates daily flights to Istanbul in Turkey and Kiev in Ukraine.