Usdot Open Skies Agreements

This list identifies all current skiing partners, i.e., the „open ski“ agreements have significantly expanded international passenger and cargo flights to and from the United States by encouraging more travel and trade, increasing productivity, and boosting opportunities for employment and quality economic growth. Open skies agreements do this by eliminating state intervention in airline business decisions about routes, capacity and prices, and by enabling airlines to provide consumers with more affordable, convenient and efficient services. The United States has made open skis with more than 100 partners from all regions of the world and at all levels of economic development. In addition to the bilateral open skies agreements, the United States negotiated two multilateral open skies agreements: (1) the 2001 Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalization of International Air Transport (MALIAT) with New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei and Chile, to which Samoa, Tonga and Mongolia subsequently joined; and (2) the 2007 Air Services Agreement with the European Community and its 27 Member States. 1. The air services agreement between the United States and the European Union, signed in Brussels on 25 April and Washington on 30 April 2007, replaced the previous Annex I agreements and was applied provisionally to all 27 EU Member States from 30 March 2008. Norway and Iceland are members of the agreement between the United States and the European Union, in accordance with an agreement signed in Luxembourg on 16 June 2011 and Oslo on 21 June 2011, which will be implemented on an interim basis from 21 June 2011. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020; However, the United States will endeavour, as far as possible, to allow the United Kingdom to benefit from the treatment it would receive if the EU agreement on US air transport, as amended, applies to this agreement until the end of the transitional period, which expires on 31 December 2020. America`s open skies policy goes hand in hand with the globalization of airlines. With airlines` unlimited access to our partners` markets and the right to fly all intermediate points and crossing points, open-air agreements offer maximum flexibility for airline alliances. For more information on U.S. aviation policy and our open-air air agreements, visit the website of the FOREIGN MINISTER: www.state.gov/civil-air-transport-agreements/ The agreement meets all the criteria of the U.S.

Open Skies Directive and provides for additional traffic rights for U.S. all-cargo operations in the UK.