Despite the many tangible benefits of Open Skies in the United States, the former airlines – American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines – want to get rid of certain agreements to protect their market share. Specifically, they are targeting US Open Skies agreements with two Gulf countries, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. This is extremely worrisome, because a lost agreement would likely raise prices for consumers, limit opportunities for theft and ultimately hurt the U.S. economy. In addition to the typical scope of bilateral air services agreements, the EU-US Air Services Agreement has created a modern legal framework to promote safe, affordable, cost-effective and competitive air transport. This strong cooperation framework enables the EU and the US to meet new challenges in the areas of security, security, environment and climate, competition policy and business. The AIR Services Agreement between the EU and the US also guarantees recognition of the EU name (equal access to all EU air carriers) and thus provides legal certainty to the transatlantic market, given the requirements of the European Court of Justice rulings on open skies. These are agreements between the United States and other countries that create open and competitive markets for international air travel. They allow airlines, not governments, to make decisions about the routes, capacity, frequency and pricing of their services based on market demand. Open skies agreements promote competition in the aviation sector, increase choice and reduce costs for consumers, simultaneously facilitate exports for U.S. companies, and improve U.S.

national security. Since 1992, the United States has concluded more than 100 open-pit agreements with countries ranging from Germany and Singapore to Chile and Uganda. Here is a complete list of U.S. open skies agreements. 1. The air services agreement between the United States and the European Union, signed in Brussels on 25 April and Washington on 30 April 2007, replaced the previous Annex I agreements and was applied provisionally to all 27 EU Member States from 30 March 2008. Norway and Iceland are members of the agreement between the United States and the European Union, in accordance with an agreement signed in Luxembourg on 16 June 2011 and Oslo on 21 June 2011, which will be implemented on an interim basis from 21 June 2011. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020; However, the United States will endeavour, as far as possible, to allow the United Kingdom to benefit from the treatment it would receive if the EU agreement on US air transport, as amended, applies to this agreement until the end of the transitional period, which expires on 31 December 2020. Agreements with Australia, Switzerland and Japan allow the use of an Australian, Swiss or Japanese air carrier for international travel between the United States and these countries as long as there is no «City Pair» fare between the cities of origin and destination. In 2018, the DC Circuit found that these agreements «promote competition» and that «a service authorized by a bilateral agreement is in the public interest.» This list identifies all the current open-ski partners who: Since 2002, a total of 40 missions have taken place over the UK.