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US and EU could strike "open skies" pact.

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The US and the European Union (EU) could strike an "open skies" airline pact within the next 12 months.

The European Commission has reportedly secured permission to negotiate a bilateral transatlantic deal from EU member states - who had previously formed their own agreements with Washington.

European officials have backed a transatlantic pact to further airline consolidation within the EU by removing the nationality clause from current airline agreements, reported Reuters.

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