We are on something of a mission to cement global ties in preparation for future global trading relationships outside of our EU members – many of which are supported by air travel. The agreements in place ensure that planes flying from the U.K. will continue to have the same access they currently have with the U.S and Canada, with unrestricted cargo rights and a continued support of trade, tourism and investment. Whilst our membership to the EU covers many route agreements, the U.K. is making strides in securing unrestricted deals, having reached agreements with Albania, Goergia, Iceland, Isreal, Kosovo, Montenegro, Morocco and Switzerland. Securing both the U.S. and Canada in a post-Brexit open skies agreement was particularly important given the mutually beneficial relationships these nations bring; the U.K. being Canada’s largest international market and of course, our £50bn trading relationship supported by air travel between the U.S. and the U.K.
We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops.