The Deputy Minister for European Affairs Jorge Toledo has said that while the country fully supports the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, Spain will have a backup plan in place to shield its tourism industry, which last year saw visits from 18 million Brits, from any disruption to air travel caused by Brexit. Ryanair Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary warned in August that if a wide-ranging deal on aviation isn’t reached to stop flights to and from the UK, planes will be grounded.

Toledo has also said he hopes the UK would want to talk to Spain about what Brexit would mean for Gibraltar and the EU has stipulated that direct talks will have to be held before any Brexit pact can be applied to Gibraltar.

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