Gedge wrote:So the USA, Australia , Canada, India, Saudi Arabia and on and on, are all ECAA countries ? No? I didnt think so, and yet some scare mongerer without any link to what they claim is saying its the end of flights into the UK which has not 1 but 2 of the workds busiest airports ...talk about clutching at straws.!!!!
You do realise that USA, Australia, Canada, India, Saudia Arabia etc are not EU countries and therefore they are not ECAA countries? This clue was in the name, European Common Aviation Area (ECAA).
Lets simplify this. The UK, as an EU country, made agreements through ECAA to make flights between other ECAA countries cheaper and easier. The ECAA, collectively, has agreements (and no doubt levies) with other parts of the world. The UK, on its own, doesn't. Due to brexit, and depending upon the terms of brexit, may need to negotiate new terms with every country that flies to and through its airspace in the same way it needs new trade deals with other countries.