ABD: History on the Atlantic!
EU Council of Transport Ministers have unanimously approved
the EU-US ‘open skies’ agreement, effective Mar-08 (five months
later than originally proposed). The agreement is subject to US Senate approval
and individual EU States exercising suspension rights if no progress is made
after four years. EU Transport Commissioner, Jacques Barrot, forecast the deal
would boost trans-Atlantic services by 50% (from 50 million to 75 million) over
five years, providing significant new opportunities for airports on both sides
of the Atlantic. The agreement is set to be signed during the EU-US Summit on
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