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Russia and the EU agree on ending Siberian overflight charges


Negotiations between the EU and Russia over the latter’s entry to the WTO will result in a normalisation of bilateral air services agreements between EU states and Russia and an overhaul of the long-maligned Russian overflight rules and charges. Once Russia joins the WTO – potentially within six to 12 months - it will adjust the way it imposes fees on European airlines for the right use airspace over Siberia. [982 words]

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  • Resolving long-running issue
  • Savings for EU carriers
  • Normalising EU-Russian aviation relations
  • Reforming the system

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  • Russian Area Control Centre consolidation plan (2015)
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