US, UK reach post-Brexit aviation agreement
Source :NewsBharati   Date :30-Nov-2018

London, November 30: The United States and the United Kingdom's delegations have wrapped up discussions on a bilateral aviation agreement that would take effect after Brexit, when the existing US- EU agreement no longer applies to the United Kingdom, UK.


 

The US Department of State, in a press release, said, the bilateral air transport agreement between the two nations will allow the US aviation industry to provide air services without interruption to the UK.

The agreement also opens all-cargo service opportunities and covers the British overseas territories and crown dependencies.United Kingdom citizens voted to leave the European Union in a referendum in June, 2016. The exit is expected to happen by late March next year.

The announcement “provides much-needed certainty that when the U.K. exits the European Union there will be no disruption to air service for the traveling and shipping public,” said Nicholas E. Calio, the president and chief executive of Airlines for America, a trade group for airlines in the United States.

Airlines for America said that around 20 million passengers and more than 900,000 tons of cargo fly between the United States and Britain every year — about one-third of all flights each year between the United States and Europe.