The United States and the United Kingdom have reached an agreement to sustain air service between the two countries after Brexit. UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling ascertain the so-called open-skies agreement on Wednesday. The deal will regularise the same access to the US that planes flying from the UK enjoy under the current US-Europe air treaty. The UK will no longer be under that US-Europe treaty after it leaves the European Union.
Airlines for America, a trade group representing most big US airlines, is praising the agreement, stating it will ensure the continuation of key transatlantic routes.
Flights in the middle of the two countries carry about 20 million passengers a year, accounting for nearly one-third of all air travel between the US and Europe.