Model Open Skies Agreement

ICAO is helping to improve connectivity in different areas through market access, consumer protection, etc. The aim is, for example, to facilitate international agreements aimed at liberalizing current restrictions through policy directions and guidelines. In November 2018, the UK reached an individual “Open Sky” agreement with the US, which will succeed the EU agreement after Brexit. [19] The United States has implemented open-air air travel with more than 125 partners. These include several important agreements dealing with rights and commitments with several aviation partners: the 2001 Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalization of International Air Transport (MALIAT) with New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei and Chile, to which Tonga and Mongolia subsequently joined; the 2007 Air Services Agreement with the European Union and its Member States; 2011 agreement between the United States of America, the European Union and its Member States, Iceland and Norway. The United States maintains more restrictive air transport agreements with a number of other countries, including China. In addition to the typical scope of bilateral air services agreements, the EU-US Air Services Agreement has created a modern legal framework to promote safe, affordable, cost-effective and competitive air transport. This strong cooperation framework enables the EU and the US to meet new challenges in the areas of security, security, environment and climate, competition policy and business. The AIR Services Agreement between the EU and the US also guarantees recognition of the EU name (equal access to all EU air carriers) and thus provides legal certainty to the transatlantic market, given the requirements of the European Court of Justice rulings on open skies. Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, LATAM`s rival, has openly announced its intention to create a joint venture with United Airlines, although the US airline has been more cautious in such a move and has a Star Alliance partner in Brazil in Avianca Brasil.

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