The U.K. has confirmed that it will continue to grant air
traffic rights to EU carriers in the case of a no-deal Brexit on March 29.
"This announcement comes as the EU is also about to
finalize its no-deal aviation regulation that will protect U.K. airlines flying
into Europe. Both these proposals will ensure continued aviation connectivity
in any scenario," Great Britain's government stated in a press release
The regulations laid out by the British government would be
in effect for 12 months following a no-deal Brexit.
The European Commission first put forward its proposal
related to EU-U.K. air connectivity under a no-deal Brexit in December. The
measure would allow U.K. airlines to continue flying without restriction from
Great Britain to the EU for 12 months. However, it would not allow U.K. airlines
to operate routes from one EU member state to another.
The U.K., however, said it would allow EU-owned airlines to
fly intra-U.K. routes through Oct. 27, 2019.