This list identifies all the current open-ski partners that: The United States has achieved 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. „Open skies agreements“ are bilateral or multilateral agreements between the U.S. government and foreign governments that allow travelers to use foreign airlines from those countries for state-funded international travel. For more information on the four open skies agreements and other specific national agreements, visit the Foreign Ministry`s website. More general information on open ski agreements can also be found in Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) bulletin 11-02 [PDF – 112 KB] and Bulletin 12-04 [PDF – 82 KB]. The agreement with the European Union (EU) authorizes the use of a European airline for travel outside the United States. Iceland and Norway are not members of the EU, but are members of the EU Air Services Agreement. It is the only one of these four agreements that allows an origin or destination in a third country as long as the flight in the EU is over. Open skies agreements have significantly increased international passenger and cargo flights to and from the United States, encouraging more travel and trade, increasing productivity and boosting employment opportunities 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. In November 2018, the UK reached an individual „Open Sky“ agreement with the US, which will succeed the EU agreement after Brexit. [19] She quoted National Security Adviser Robert O`Brien as part of an attempt to „put America first by removing us from outdated treaties and agreements that have benefited our adversaries at the expense of our national security.“ Case C-466/98, C-467/98, C-468/98, C-469/98, C-471/98, C-472/98, C-475/98, C-476/98 [Open skies of the European Court of Justice , C-471/98, 5 November 2002, under eur-lex.europa.eu/collection/eu-law/eu-case-law.html The Open Ski Treaty is open to other states. The republics of the former Soviet Union (U.S.S.R.), which are not yet contracting parties, can join at any time. Applications from other interested countries are subject to a consensus decision by the Open Skis Advisory Board (OSCC). [2] Since it came into force in 2002, eight countries have joined the treaty: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia and Sweden. Austria, Cyprus, Ireland, Switzerland, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Northern Macedonia, Moldova, Armenia and Uzbekistan are particularly absent. The Republic of Cyprus applied to join the treaty in 2002; But since then, Turkey has blocked its accession.

[Citation required] From a legal point of view, the „open skies“ judgments meant that EU Member States could no longer act in isolation when negotiating international air agreements. Negotiations on international air services are now conducted in close cooperation and coordination between the European Commission and EU Member States. The contract disappointed European airlines because they felt chosen for US airlines: while US airlines are allowed to operate flights within the EU (when it is an all-cargo flight or a passenger flight, if it is the second leg of a flight launched in the US), the company