Post-Brexit Open Skies Agreement in Force

U.S. and UK agreement signed last fall now foundation of air transport relations.

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported that the Open Skies Agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom has entered into force. The transition to the updated agreement, which was signed by the U.S. Secretaries of State and Transportation in November 2020, began as of January 1 of this year.

The new Air Transport Agreement was needed due to Great Britain’s exit from the European Union, to “facilitate a seamless transition in international air transportation markets for the traveling public, airlines, shippers, and other stakeholders,” according to the U.S. Transportation Department. The agreement includes UK territories and Crown dependencies.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That the new Open Skies Agreement will benefit both nations.
  • For wisdom for Transportation Secretary Buttigieg as new challenges are handled.
  • For the State Department to have discernment in coordinating international agreements.

Sources:, the Department of Transportation


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