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Joint Position On Open Skies By ETC And ACI Europe

Joint Position On Open Skies By ETC And ACI Europe

On the occasion of the 25th ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly taking place in Prague today, Arnaud Feist, President of ACI EUROPE and CEO of Brussels Airport announced the release of a joint position on Open Skies by ACI EUROPE and the European Travel Commission.

The statement underlines the need to support connectivity by expanding Open Skies beyond Europe. The priority should be about replicating the benefits achieved by the 2006 EU-US aviation agreement with the EU’s main trading partners – including ASEAN, China, the Gulf countries, India and Turkey. These EU-negotiated agreements should aim at liberalising market access on international air routes for both passenger and freight services. They should also achieve regulatory convergence on key issues relating to the efficient functioning of a liberalised aviation market – including fair competition.

The joint position paper of ACI EUROPE and the ETC entitled European Airports & Tourism Organisation – Together on Open Skies can be downloaded here.