"SQ even got the go-ahead for LHR
flights from UK authorities, but the US denied SQ
landing rights at JFK
for reasons i'm not sure."
Other way round.
The United States of American and the Republic of Singapore have an Open Skies agreement - showing the way to other countries around the world - so embattled in their own strife of trying to hold all the cards that the way forward is Open Skies. Even before this, the former had already given Singapore Airlines Limited the green light to operate flights between LHR
- one single daily flight.
The UK Labour Government's White Paper of 1999 (or 1998) called for a promotional of freer bilateral air agreements. From my tone, it is quite obvious that Labour has forgotten this - losing a member in the process.
Hence, it is therefore correct that the European Union strike down this absurd air services agreement between the United Kingdom and the territory that is home to the particular air transportation company being discussed in the starter post. EC
has made it quite clear that such agreements are illegal. However, having said that, I see little movement on the EC
's side to counter-act with their own European-wide neogtiations.
Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.