Airports

EU agrees open skies deal with Philippines

20 February 2019

The European Union (EU) and the government of the Philippines have concluded an air services agreement that commits the southeast Asian country to open airport slots for European airlines.

The deal, which operates provisionally until formal approval is given by the European Parliament, incorporates bilateral aviation deals struck between the Philippines and 10 EU member states, extending access rights to all EU airlines.

“The Philippines shall not discriminate between air carriers of Member States on the grounds of nationality,” the agreement document notes. The deal also includes provisions on safety and aviation fuel taxation.



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