BRITISH airlines will lose all flying rights to the European Union if there is no transition agreement after Brexit, Brussels has warned.
In a notice to all airlines, the European Commission said UK air carriers would no longer enjoy traffic rights under any air transport agreement to which the EU is a party.
This means they would no longer have the right to fly to any EU countries.
But they would also lose flying rights to countries like America, because the UK is currently covered by agreements between the EU and third countries, such as the U.S.-EU Open Skies agreement.
Airlines based in the EU have the right to fly to, from and within any country in the bloc thanks to the single aviation market created in the 1990s, but Britain now has less than two years to renegotiate access or come up with an alternative system.
British carriers include easyJet, British Airways , Flybe, Jet2 and Virgin Atlantic…