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UK and US seal post-Brexit open skies deal

30 November 2018

The UK and US governments sealed a new air services agreement on 28 November that will be effective from 29 March 2019 when the UK leaves the European Union (EU).

The open skies arrangement replaces an existing EU–US accord.

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) stated that the deal guarantees the continuation of transatlantic flights used by tens of millions of passengers a year, and it also protects the GBP50 billion (USD64 billion) UK–US trading relationship. Aircraft flying from the UK will maintain the same access they already have with the US, and airlines will be able to develop new services post-Brexit.

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