08 August 2008

New Zealand air services agreements available on the web

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has arranged for the New Zealand Treaty Series to be available on the web from NZLII.

This includes most of New Zealand's air services agreements (ASAs).

I will endeavour to compile a list of links to the ASAs and an unofficial annotation of their status.

A couple of important notes of caution though.

First, the texts are not consolidated so there may be subsequent amendments.

Second, to fully understand an air services arrangement one must almost always also read the related Memorandum of Understanding and these are generally not available on the web. They may contain quantitative restrictions on what international airlines can do and are sometimes confidential. In the case of New Zealand these less-than-treaty-status documents are held by the Ministry of Transport.

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