Tuesday, January 27, 2015

US, EU extend their "open skies" agreement

The United States and the European Union have extended their 2007 agreement that opened North Atlantic air travel to greater competition. Details can be found in an AP story. Not in the story: The International Air Transport Associaton, representing many foreign carriers, expressed disappointment that the treaty upgrade didn't deal with one of the more contentious issues in Europe and elsewhere: Non-U.S. citizens can own no more than 25 percent of a U.S. airline.

US, EU extend their "open skies" agreement

The United States and the European Union have extended their 2007 agreement that opened North Atlantic air travel to greater competition. Details can be found in an AP story. Not in the story: The International Air Transport Associaton, representing many foreign carriers, expressed disappointment that the treaty upgrade didn't deal with one of the more contentious issues in Europe and elsewhere: Non-U.S. citizens can own no more than 25 percent of a U.S. airline.

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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