U.s. Open Skies Agreements
These are agreements between the United States and other countries that create open and competitive markets for international air travel. They allow airlines, not governments, to make decisions about the routes, capacity, frequency and price of their services based on market demand. Open skies agreements promote competition in the aviation sector, increase choice and reduce costs for consumers, while facilitating exports for U.S. companies and improving U.S. national security. Since 1992, the United States has more than 100 open ski agreements with countries ranging from Germany and Singapore to Chile and Uganda. Here you will find a complete list of U.S. open ski agreements. There is nothing fair or open about The Fair and Open Skies Act [H.R. 3632].” If the law were to go into effect, it would violate the open ski agreement between the US and the EU and call for retaliatory measures against the US. The commercial and cargo aviation industry through our international open ski partners, U.S.
consumers and businesses are bearing the greatest consequences. In essence, these efforts are harmful to our economy and are contrary to competition. H.R. 3632 will only increase the prices of the seagoing public and will harm the cargo aviation and logistics networks, which offer just-in-time shipments for individual consumers and are essential for businesses of all sizes throughout the country. In addition to the typical scope of bilateral air transport agreements, the EU-US Air Services Agreement has put in place 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 address new challenges in the areas of security, security, environment/climate, competition policy and business. The EU-US Air Services Agreement also guarantees the recognition of the EU designation (equal market access for all EU air carriers) and thus guarantees the legal certainty of the transatlantic market with regard to the requirements of the judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Communities in the field of open skies. The Trump administration is continuing the policy of previous governments by seeking new open ski deals, including a recent deal with Brazil. Regarding the efforts of the former airlines to reopen our agreements with the Gulf countries, the State Department announced in 2018 that it would maintain the US open skies agreements with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Open skies agreements have significantly expanded international passenger and cargo flights to and from the United States, encouraged more travel and commerce, increased productivity, and fostered quality employment opportunities and economic growth. . .