WASHINGTON

U.S. Travel Association Vice President for Government Relations Erik Hansen issued the following statement on the new Open Skies deal between the United States and the United Kingdom for post-Brexit flights:

“The U.S.-U.K. agreement removes a cloud of uncertainty and avoids a potentially devastating interruption of air travel between the U.S. and its largest inbound overseas market—the U.K. The agreement also protects free market competition in the transatlantic, where we’ve seen a lot of consolidation. So this is good news for consumers as well.”


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