The agreement, which is closely linked to the U.S. Open Skies Agreement model, facilitates strong competition and is clearly consumer-friendly. The United States is an important destination for British businesses and tourists, while the UK welcomes many American visitors to its coasts. “Until now, this right was not available to U.S. airlines under the U.S.-EU agreement,” the DOT adds. The agreement keeps intact the flight rights enjoyed by US and British airlines since 2007 under the US-EU Open Skies Agreement, while extending air agreements with British overseas territories. The agreement will allow for the continued flight of passengers operated by US and British airlines from one country to another. U.S. all-cargo carriers also benefit from additional traffic rights on us-uk routes. Air traffic between the United States and the United Kingdom was covered by the US-European Union (EU) open skies regime, but the UK`s withdrawal from the EU necessitateed a new agreement. The UK and US have agreed on an “open skies” deal for flights after Brexit, Transport Minister Chris Grayling has said. The BRITISH Transport Minister Grant Shapps signed the agreement on behalf of the United Kingdom.
Shapps commented on the pact: “Today I signed a bilateral agreement with the US to ensure that air services between the UK and the US continue beyond the EU transitional period [subsequently the UK will not be subject to EU agreements]. The “open skies” agreement between the EU and the United States is an agreement on air services between the European Union (EU) and the United States. The agreement allows any Airline of the European Union and any airline of the United States to fly between every point of the European Union and any point of the United States. EU and US airlines are allowed to travel to another country after their first stop (fifth freedom). Since the EU is not considered a single zone within the meaning of the agreement, this in practice means that US airlines can fly between two points in the EU as long as this flight is the continuation of a flight that started in the US (. B for example, New York – London – Berlin). EU airlines can also fly between the US and third countries that are part of the common European airspace, such as Switzerland. EU and US airlines can fly all-cargo under the 7th Freedom Rights, which means that all-cargo flights by US airlines can be operated by an EU country to any other EU country and all-cargo flights can be operated by EU airlines between the US and any other country.  Norway and Iceland joined the agreement from 2011 and their airlines enjoy the same rights as THE EU airlines.  Elaine Chao, U.S.
Secretary of State for Transportation, and Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State, signed the agreement on behalf of the United States. “This historic open skies agreement between the United States and Britain builds on the special relationship between our nations,” Chao said. Today, I signed a bilateral agreement with the United States to ensure that British/American air services continue to exist between our two nations beyond the EU transition period. Normally, millions of passengers use these services each year and contribute more than $230 billion worth of our trade relationship with the United States to pic.twitter.com/HoIIeq5tig In addition to this technical unit, Aviation Advisor John Strickland said: “It is good news for British companies operating in the U.S. market that this agreement has been reached. In addition, the political declaration agreed between the UK and the EU provides for a comprehensive agreement on air services to ensure connectivity for passenger and cargo flights through market access