This agreement is part of the EU`s concerted efforts to ensure open and fair competition and high standards for global air transport, in line with the ambitious external agenda of the Aviation Strategy for Europe. Parallel negotiations with ASEAN are at an advanced stage and negotiations are also under way with Turkey. The Commission also has a negotiating mandate for air agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Oman. EU negotiations with Ukraine, Armenia and Tunisia are over and agreements are still subject to signature. Commission Decision on the approval of standard clauses for inclusion in bilateral air services agreements between Member States and third countries, adopted jointly by the Commission and the Member States. fair competition mechanisms, including provisions not normally covered by bilateral air services agreements, such as. B social or environmental issues. • The argument of some Member States that restrictions on the ownership and control of air carriers, as contained in air agreements, are justified on grounds of public policy. 3.
Fair and equitable chances of competition: all airlines – designated and non-designated – of both countries can set up sales offices in the other country and convert the revenues and transfer them into hard currency immediately and without restrictions. Designated airlines are free to offer their own groundhandling services – “self-handling” – or to choose between competing suppliers. Airlines and cargo consolidators can arrange ground transport of air cargo and have guaranteed access to customs services. User-friendliness rates are non-discriminatory and cost-based; The announcements of the COMPUTER reservation system are transparent and non-discriminatory. Method of separate bilateral negotiations: correction of changes made with 73 partner countries representing 340 bilateral agreements. • Nearly 40 Turkish companies are active in the air transport sector, including air taxi and cargo services. (1) Align existing bilateral air services agreements between EU Member States and third countries with EU law – horizontal agreements. This involves amending around 1,500 bilateral agreements concluded by member states with third countries in order to have the “EU character” of our airlines recognised.
Member states must allow any “EU air carrier” to fly from its country to a third country. .