Disadvantages Of Open Skies Agreement
“By challenging the open skies, you will challenge not only the aeropolitical situation, but also the essence of the economic liberalization that the United States has championed for decades,” Clark said in an interview. “I hope the government will not defend this nonsense.” Legacy airlines, which have traditionally supported an open skies policy to expand their markets, are now rebelling against the kind of competition that this policy is supposed to create. The open skies agreement between Israel and the European Union opens up Israeli aviation to competition from European airlines and replaces existing bilateral agreements between Israel and some European countries. The new pact will gradually remove the current restrictions on the number of air carriers put into service, the frequency of flights, the capacity and type of aircraft allowed to carry passengers between Israel and the EU. The deal is expected to increase the number of foreign airlines operating in Israel and increase the volume of activity of both Israeli and foreign airlines. But it`s the breathtaking rise of Persian Gulf airlines – Dubai Airport is now the world`s busiest international airline – that is now affecting domestic airlines. Mr. Anderson has become his loudest critic and defends what he calls the “right sky” rather than the open sky. Following the announcement of the election results, the aviation industry will seek from the President-Elect an overview of future plans for this agreement as well as NAFTA. Some believe that the open ski agreement is a key factor in maintaining fairness in commercial aviation, reducing fuel consumption and providing better options for consumers. Others argue that the conditions of competition will not be the same and will harm companies that will not receive public dollars. A new open ski agreement could soon see the light of day between the United States and Great Britain.
Talks between Israel and the European Commission began in 2008, but the two sides did not reach an agreement on a plan until July 2012. Initially, the agreement was to enter into force over five years, starting in 2013, to allow Israeli airlines to prepare for the new competition. But in December, Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz announced, on instructions from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that the deal would not be brought to the government until after the elections; On Sunday, it was finally approved by the Knesset. Meanwhile, the EU Council of Transport Ministers approved the agreement of 20 December 2012 without Israel`s signature. . . .