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British, EU airways may see flights grounded in no-deal Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – British and European Union airways will routinely lose the proper to fly to one another’s territories if Britain leaves the bloc with no divorce deal, the government warned on Monday, that means that flights may probably be grounded.

A British Airways Airbus A320-200 passes over properties in Myrtle Avenue because it comes into land at Heathrow Airport, London, Britain January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

Flying rights to and from and inside the European Union, in addition to between the United States and Britain, are at the moment coated by EU-wide “Open Skies” agreements, however this association is jeopardised by Brexit.

“If the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 with no agreement in place, UK and EU licensed airlines would lose the automatic right to operate air services between the UK and the EU without seeking advance permission,” the government stated.

Reporting By Andrew MacAskill, enhancing by Sarah Young

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