Britain, US reach post-Brexit aviation agreement

The deal, reached this week between the United States and the United Kingdom, will allow flights between the two countries to continue as usual following Britain’s departure from the European Union next year. The flights are currently governed by the US-EU Air Transport Agreement, which will no longer apply to Britain after Brexit.

Around 20 million passengers and over 900,000 tonnes of cargo fly between the US and Britain every year, making up about one-third of all flights each year between the US and Europe, according to Airlines for America. The organization says the announcement provides much-needed certainty that there will be no disruption to air service for the cargo industry.

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