25 February 2007

US-European Commission air transport negotiations continue

The second round of "open skies" negotiations for 2007 is due to start in Brussels tomorrow, 26 February 2007. No official announcement followed the first round held in Washington DC earlier this month.

On 20 February 2007 the Guardian reported that the Irish, who do not yet have an "open skies" agreement with the US, are getting impatient.

The Irish Times carried a Reuters story on the day the first round this year began on 6 February 2007.

New Zealand's air services arrangements with Ireland include the Shannon restrictions on trans-Atlantic services that limit non-stop flights to Dublin but also include an exchange of cabotage rights.

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