New transatlantic aviation pact takes off

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by dong20, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. dong20

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2006
    Messages:
    6,130
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    The grey country
    ... the deal is estimated to deliver benefits worth 12 billion euros (19 billion dollars) for consumers and create 80,000 new jobs in the European Union and the United States combined.

    The pact is supposed to meet those high ambitions by replacing with a single EU-US accord the patchwork of 21 bilateral aviation agreements that previously existed between Washington and individual European nations.
    Previously, six EU countries without such bilateral accords could not even have direct flights to the United States.

    The new agreement's main innovation is that it will allow any EU carrier to fly from anywhere in the bloc to any point in the United States, and then on to a third country, and vice versa. This was previously not possible.

    However, EU airlines will still not be able to operate domestic US routes, and nor will American carriers be allowed to fly between cities in the same European country.

    So long as they don't fly BA - T5.:smile:

    New transatlantic aviation pact takes off - Yahoo! News UK
     
  2. vince

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2007
    Messages:
    14,785
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    539
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Asia
    I gave up on BA years ago. AF as well.

    Hopefully this will led to lower fares from the non-charter lines.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted