– negotiating uniform “horizontal” agreements with the Commission on the mandate of EU Member States. Each “horizontal” agreement aims to amend the relevant provisions of all existing bilateral ASAs as part of a single negotiation with a third country. EU-Morocco: The first Euro-Mediterranean air transport agreement was signed on 12 December 2006 between the EU and the Kingdom of Morocco. This comprehensive agreement allows all AIRLINES in the EU and Morocco to fly directly between each AIRPORT in the EU and Morocco. It also covers a wide range of aviation issues. In October 2018, the COUNCIL of the EU gave the European Commission a mandate to negotiate a comprehensive air services agreement with oman EU-Oman: in October 2018, the European Commission received a mandate from the COUNCIL of the EU to negotiate a comprehensive air services agreement with Oman. Since then, two rounds of negotiations have taken place. EU-Jordan: A Euro-Mediterranean agreement on air services was signed on 15 December 2010. This agreement provides for the lifting of all capacity and frequency limitations between the two parties. In June 2020, the European Commission signed two bilateral air services agreements with Japan and the Republic of Korea, which are important outcomes as part of the aviation strategy for Europe, in order to generate growth for European businesses, encourage innovation and enable passengers to enjoy safer flights , cleaner and cheaper.
The horizontal air services agreement, signed on 25 June 2020, allows any European airline to travel to the Republic of Korea from each of the 22 member states that have a bilateral air transport agreement with the country. Since these bilateral air services agreements traditionally provide that only airlines owned by or controlled by a Member State or its nationals can fly between that Member State and a third country, the conclusion of the horizontal agreement is therefore beneficial for airlines on both sides. EU Aeronautics Package 2015 On 19 March 2015, the European Commission published a consultation that will feed into the “Air Package 2015” on which the EC is working. AACO reacted to the consultation, which focused mainly on two important issues that require the attention of EU regulators, firstly air transport infrastructure (airport congestion and air traffic management) and the second is the relatively high tax environment imposed on the air transport sector.