Bilateral air services agreements were then extended to multilateral air services agreements. “A multilateral air services agreement is the same as a bilateral air services agreement, the only difference being that it affects more than two states parties” (Wikipedia)4. These agreements subsequently resulted in another form of agreement, known as the “open skies” agreement. The Office of International Aviation and the U.S. Department of State negotiate bilateral and multilateral air transport agreements with U.S. foreign air partners. Such agreements provide the basis for airlines in the countries concerned to provide international air services to passengers, freight and mail. Through air agreements, the United States is developing a competitive operating environment for U.S. airlines between the U.S. and abroad. For information on certain flight contracts, please contact us.

In order to optimize connectivity, a strong support framework is needed, including the optimal use of air navigation services. B (including liberalisation), aircraft, airport systems, facilitation and security, intermodality and airline activities. If the conditions are met, connectivity brings concrete value that implies that the trend is remarkable: the conclusion of bilateral agreements on “open skies” air services that provide unrestricted access to the traffic rights of third parties, the fourth and fifth freedom, designation, capacity, frequency sharing, code-sharing and tariff sharing. The first such agreement was concluded in 1992 between the Netherlands and the United States. Since then, more and more open-ski agreements (OSAs) have been signed. In September 2016, more than 300 OSA were closed with more than 150 countries, with the United States leading the way with a total of 119 OSA signed. More and more countries have also signed OSA with the European Union or its members. Since 1992, the Ministry has adopted an “open skies” policy to eliminate government involvement in airline decision-making in international markets through routes, capacity and pricing.