“I think it`s great service, keep up the good work.” Since 1992, the Department has adopted an “open skies” policy to eliminate government involvement in airline decision-making on routes, capacity and prices in international markets. Open skiing agreements also contain provisions on business opportunities, safety and protection. The United States has negotiated open skies agreements with more than 100 aviation partners. Commission Decision on the approval of standard clauses for inclusion in bilateral air services agreements between Member States and third countries, established jointly by the Commission and the Member States The International Aviation Office and the US Department of State negotiate bilateral and multilateral air transport agreements with foreign air transport partners of the United States. Such agreements form the basis for the airlines of the countries concerned to provide international air services to passengers, cargo and mail. Through air agreements, the United States is developing a pro-competitive operating environment for U.S. air services between the United States and abroad. For information on specific flight service contracts, please contact us. Over the next few years, ICAO developed a number of traffic rights known as Freedoms of the Air. These freedoms remain the basis of the rights exchanged today in the air services negotiations (The Australian Government).

Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, 2009)2. Before an airline can offer international flights to another country, the government must first negotiate a contract-level agreement with the government of the destination country. These agreements are called bilateral air services agreements. After the war, when many nations fought to rebuild their destroyed economies, it is easy to see why protectionist elements were incorporated into the drafting of the Chicago Convention. The Treaty determined that no scheduled international air service may be provided over or to the territory of a Contracting State without the express authorization of that State. . . .