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Bilateral Agreements - Where To Find A List?

Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:16 pm

I'm looking for a list of bilaterial agreements - so far I've come accross bits and pieces but I'm looking for a comprehensive picture. I'd like to find out which markets are really "protected", ie have a large share of traffic based on bilaterial agreements and which are more open. I thought ICAO or somebody would compile this sort of information but I have been unable to find....help???


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RE: Bilateral Agreements - Where To Find A List?

Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:51 pm

You are right, it is ICAO (Signatories to the Chicago Convention are required to submit their bilaterals to ICAO). Try here but it does cost $595.

Almost all air service is covered by bilaterals, there are a few that operate under 'comity' - but these are quite rare. The traditional Bermuda I model (i.e. the agreement between the US and UK made in 1946) bilateral contains many clauses on economic regulation. Route rights, frequency, aircraft size, tariffs etc. This type is still the most common.

Some countries, like the US, are pursuing 'open skies' but, despite the name, these do not relax the economic regulation completely and, continue to maintain the outdated ownership and control provisions.
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RE: Bilateral Agreements - Where To Find A List?

Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:00 pm

I'd also be interested in this list. I'm collecting some bits in my bookmarks, so far I have these:

Between Canada and other countries:

EU and Ukraine:



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RE: Bilateral Agreements - Where To Find A List?

Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:58 pm

Here's an India govt. link summarizing their agreements. You'll probably find other similar information sources in various govt. websites with a little searching.

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RE: Bilateral Agreements - Where To Find A List?

Sat Dec 16, 2006 3:51 am

Here's the list of US Open Skies agreements:

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RE: Bilateral Agreements - Where To Find A List?

Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:55 am

Here is a datsbase of Australian treaties on civil aviation. Contains multi-lateral, as well as bi-lateral treaties.


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RE: Bilateral Agreements - Where To Find A List?

Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:12 pm

The Australian site is shocking...
doesn't look like it's been updated, and so hard to find anything>>

where is UAE??

so many missing.
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RE: Bilateral Agreements - Where To Find A List?

Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:32 am

Is there an agreement between the U.S. and South Africa. A guy at the South African consulate said there is an agreement for 4 carrier from both the U.S. and South Africa to fly that route. I tried search for that agreement but my search proved futile. Anybody know where to find the US/South Africa open sky agreement.

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