UK signs post-Brexit air services deal with US

The UK and US signed today an aviation agreement to ensure the continuation of flights between the two countries when the Brexit transition period ends this year.

British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and the US’ Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, signed the bilateral agreement, which will replace the current EU agreement, set to expire on 31 December 2020.

In a statement, Shapps said: “The air services agreement will allow us to continue to travel and trade with one of our closest friends and allies, working together to mutually boost our economies either side of the Atlantic.”

The agreement will enter into full legal force after completion of both sides’ procedures for an international agreement.