EU and US reach air data deal

EU and US officials have finally concluded a deal to provide information about airline passengers travelling to the US, in a bid to help fight terrorism.

This comes after marathon talks overnight via video conferencing facilities.

Under the new agreement U.S. agencies will be given easier access to travellers’ personal records such as addresses and credit card details.

Going to press, no particular details have yet been given out. However, any deal looks set to replace a lapsed agreement whereby European airlines had to hand over 34 pieces of information.

The US has demanded more information about travellers entering its airspace, including bank details and other personal details.