Brexit could mean that UK travellers will lose the right to claim compensation for delayed and cancelled flights under EU consumer protection legislation. It is yet to be clarified if the EU261 regulation will remain in place after the UK leaves the EU. Until such time the rule will remain in place Mr Hayes, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, has stated. It will be open for MPs to either accept EU261 as it stands or rewrite the regulations.
On being asked by Jim Fitzpatrick, an aviation minister in the last Labour government, to clarify the position of the rule both in the run-up to Brexit and afterwards, Mr Hayes stated “The Government is considering the impacts of the decision to leave the European Union, including future arrangements for existing legislation.