UK signs post-Brexit air services deal with US

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…

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UK and US announce post-Brexit open skies agreement

UK and US announce post-Brexit open skies agreement

Transport Secretary, Christ Grayling, announced last week a new open skies agreement between the UK and the US, which the government says will safeguard flights across the Atlantic following Brexit. The new deal will ensure that aircraft flying out of the UK will be able to continue operating in the US and have access to the same facilities, enabling for a smooth transition once a formal British withdrawal from the European Union is complete. In…

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UAE and US come to Open Skies deal

UAE and US come to Open Skies deal

On Friday, The United Arab Emirates and the United States quietly decided to reaffirm the 2002 UAE-US Air Transport Agreement (ATA) in a move that should help end the battle that has been going on for years between airlines over the freedom of the skies. The two countries have been locked in a row over unfair competition, with American carriers appealing to US Congress to review the Open Skies agreement over claims that Gulf airlines…

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