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.”


U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry. Travelers in the United States are estimated to spend $1.1 trillion in 2022 (still 10% below 2019 levels). U.S. Travel advocates for policies to accelerate an even recovery across the travel industry and restore economic and job growth for this essential contributor to our nation’s success. Visit ustravel.org for information and recovery-related data.



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