US hints it will not relent on cabotage issue with EU

A US-EU Open Aviation Area that would include a relaxation of US foreign ownership and control restrictions “is not going to happen in the near term,” US Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs John Byerly cautioned recently, adding, “I don’t see any changes coming to cabotage, for example.” Daniel Calleja Crespo, director […]


Daniel Calleja Crespo John Byerly US-EU Open Aviation Area


A US-EU Open Aviation Area that would include a relaxation of US foreign ownership and control restrictions “is not going to happen in the near term,” US Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs John Byerly cautioned recently, adding, “I don’t see any changes coming to cabotage, for example.” Daniel Calleja Crespo, director of the European Commission Air Transport Directorate, emphasised at the conference that second-stage negotiations “have to succeed by 2010.” According to the original open skies agreement, if no second-stage agreement has been reached by November 30, 2010, either party may serve notice of a suspension of some of the rights contained in the original agreement.