U.K. protects aviation in event of no-deal Brexit

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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 Thursday.

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.

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