US Transportation Committee chairman Bud Shuster has called for a ban on all UK carrier flights to Chicago O'Hare and New York Kennedy airports unless an open skies agreement, allowing greater access to London, Heathrow, for US carriers, is finalised within six months. Congressman Shuster has also introduced a bill to renounce the current US-UK bilateral if an open skies agreement is not reached within a year of the bill's passage. "British Airways is allowed to fly more routes to the USA than all US carriers can fly to the UK combined. That is not fair and it must change," he says.

Source: Airline Business