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Milan-Linate Airport: many risks deriving from "Brexit"

Without agreement, no flights could be made to and from the UK

Among the various repercussions that may have a "hard Brexit" there is also the risk of the stop to flights between Linate and the United Kingdom, especially if the Italian Government by March 30 will not change the decree of 18 November 2016 issued by the former Minister of Infrastructures and Transport Graziano Delrio. This agreement provides for the Milan-Linate airport to be used only for "point to point" flights with narrow fuselage planes and to other airports in the European Union (EU), thus excluding the possibility of operating intercontinental route. But in case there will be exit without UK agreement from the EU the British airports will be excluded because they are no longer Community; an important blow for the approximately 3300 passengers a day who board an aircraft headed for Great Britain, in flights operated to a greater extent by Alitalia.

The Government should update the Delrio decree to make it possible to operate from Linate to the United Kingdom, but so far -as reported by "Il Corriere della Sera"- nothing has been done either at Community level or internally. The risk is that this could also affect the future participation of easyJet in the ownership of the new Alitalia, since the British low-cost would like to detect all the flights that are operated by Linate.

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