UK opens skies with North America
To ensure that the UK remains one of the world’s leading aviation hubs for both travellers and businesses post Brexit, the UK transport secretary, Chris Grayling, has announced the conclusion of new "open skies" air services arrangements with the USA and Canada. They will replace the existing EU aviation agreements as the UK continues to cement global ties in preparation for its future outside the EU.
The agreement concluded with the USA should protect the GBP 50 billion (EUR 56.4 billion) trading relationship between both countries that is supported by air travel.
The pact with Canada is another step forward as the UK continues to build on an important trade relationship which saw goods worth GBP 17.5 billion (EUR 19.7 billion) traded between the two countries in 2017. (ah)