Brexit and private jet

Brexit – Private Jet Charter, what has changed?

As we know, the United Kingdom has now officially withdrawn from the European Union (EU), sending ripples of change in all directions, affecting how people work, live and travel.

From pet travel to passports, roaming charges to relocating – But how has this historic transition affected Private Jet Charter, let us have a quick look.

Paperwork; As is true with many other industries effected, one of the key and noticeable changes of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, surrounds flight permits. Non-UK registered aircraft must now apply for a permit to enter UK airspace, as indeed will UK registered aircraft wanting to enter European Union airspace.

Already a common practice/requirement for international flights, the application process in rather simple and will likely not cause too much of a disruption for the majority of flyers. This minor adjustment was largely anticipated by many flight operators, leading them to have already established permits for clusters of other countries/blocks – helping to mitigate additional paperwork from an individual flight perspective.

Limitations; A further area of significant change, surrounds the rights of operators running commercial flights beyond the country of which the aircraft is registered in – alterations pertaining to these rights will affect private jet charter along with commercial aviation as a whole.

Private jet rules after Brexit

As it stands, numerous degrees of international operational entitlements for carriers are in place, which allow for commercial aircraft, depending on the permits they have, to transit, enter and exit other countries.

However, one of the most noteworthy areas of revision, off the back of Brexit, is related to the rights surrounding the functioning by an operator in a foreign country – known as Cabotage. Post Brexit has seen the right to operate a commercial flight upon a domestic route in another country, altered – a common feature within international aviation.

In the absence of a mutual agreement, allowing for reciprocal freedoms, aircraft registered in the United Kingdom will no longer be allowed to run a domestic flight within an European Union country’s boarders – such as Barcelona (BCN) to Madrid (MAD). Similarly, an Italian or Dutch operator will not be permitted to run a flight such as London (LHR) to Manchester (MAN). Understandably, this change will affect flight operators in the United Kingdom more than in the European Union, restricting them from a plethora of prevalent EU domestic routes.

Travelling with pets; Lastly, and possibly most importantly for many, the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union has brought with it changes to those travelling from Great Britain to the European Union and Northern Ireland with pets – as the previous UK pet passport has become invalid and owners will need to have an Animal Health Certificate. However, for those travelling to Great Britain, the current pet passport can still be used.

AirCM has access to a fleet/global network  of aircraft, offering you the flexibility and varied choice to ensure we find you the perfect private jet, to suit your travel requirements. If your are planning on travelling soon and would like to discuss your private jet options, please do get in touch, we would love to hear from you.