US AND UK – Agree post-Brexit open skies deal

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Britain and the US have agreed a new “open skies” deal for post-Brexit flights, the government has announced.

It means routes between the two countries – currently operating under the US-EU open skies treaty – will continue to enjoy the same access.

America’s leading airlines have previously warned that flights could have been grounded if the UK left the EU’s open skies agreement without making new arrangements.

The UK has also secured bilateral air service arrangements with Albania, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Kosovo, Montenegro, Morocco and Switzerland, while discussions with Canada are at “an advanced stage” according to the DfT.

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