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Argentina and U.S. Lift Restrictions on Frequencies and Capacity

The United States and Argentina yesterday ratified a new amendment to the bilateral 1985 Air Transport Services Agreement immediately lifting previously established reciprocity restrictions. The new agreement between U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Argentinian Minister of Transportation Guillermo Dietrich liberalizes the U.S.-Argentina to the extent that any U.S. carrier is allowed to operate unlimited routes and frequencies to Argentina and any Argentinian carrier can follow suit. In addition to ushering a new era for U.S.-Argentine relations, the agreement…

U.K. and U.S. Conclude Post-Brexit Open Skies Agreement

The British government this week announced a new bilateral Open Skies aviation agreement with the United States, concluding a protracted process and giving a degree of certainty to U.K. carriers of a continuation of operations between the two countries post-Brexit. The agreement will not replace the current Open Skies agreement…

Air China and Air Canada Sign Joint Venture as Chinese…

Wednesday marked the start of a new joint venture between Air China and Air Canada, two national carriers on opposite ends of the Pacific Ocean. The signing took place in Beijing, Air China's home base, and signifies the start of greater cooperation between the two airlines. According to a NASDAQ press…

Japan Airlines Expands Codeshare Agreements with Alaska Airlines and Qatar…

Japan Airlines has announced that it will be expanding its existing codeshare agreements with Alaska Airlines and Qatar Airways, allowing customers of all airlines to have more access to cities that the airlines serve around the world. The Japanese flag-carrier first entered into the codeshare agreement with Alaska Airlines in June…