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Japan and US open skies negotiations fail to reach agreement

16-Sep-2009 12:41 PM

US and Japan bilateral air services negotiations held between 11-Sep-2009 and 13-Sep-2009 reportedly failed to reach agreement (Nikkan Koku, 15-Sep-2009). Japanese and US negotiators reportedly disagreed on route liberalisation, with Japan wanting to exclude metropolitan airports, as well as slot allocation at Tokyo Haneda and the return of disused slots at Tokyo Narita by US carriers. Another round of negotiations is due to be held in Oct-2009.