December 11, 2020

Japan Open Sky Agreement

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Atlanta, 12. December /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) issued the following statement in response to the U.S.-Japan Open Skies Agreement: Haneda is located 14 km south of Tokyo Station and served as the city`s main international airport until 1978, when Narita airport opened and eventually operated almost all international flights, so Haneda served primarily as a national hub. However, with the opening of a third terminal in 2010, Haneda resumed international flights. The open skies also allows airlines to apply for antitrust immunity from Nip routes. Trans-Pacific Star Alliance Partners All Nippon Airways, Continental Airlines and United have agreed to apply as soon as the open skies are reached. Japan joins a growing number of countries with which India has an open skies agreement. These include the United States (2005), Jamaica, Guyana, the Czech Republic, Finland, Spain, Sri Lanka (last year) and Greece (2017). In 2003, India signed an open skies agreement with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). “Continental is currently discussing closer cooperation with these two airlines on trans-Pacific routes, and this cooperation would be facilitated by the new open skies agreement,” a Continental statement said.¬†This agreement opens the door to antitrust immunity that would allow Delta and Japan Air Lines to engage in deeper and more efficient cooperation, which would bring greater benefits to airlines and their customers. Delta is confident that the Department of Transportation would grant it antitrust immunity with JAL, and Delta will continue to support open skies agreements between the United States and its trading partners.¬†America`s open skies policy goes hand in hand with the globalization of airlines.

With airlines` unlimited access to our partners` markets and the right to fly all intermediate points and crossing points, open-air agreements offer maximum flexibility for airline alliances. U.S. and Japanese delegations met wednesday in Tokyo to sign an agreement that would increase daytime traffic between Tokyo Haneda Airport and U.S. destinations. The proposed amendment to the U.S. Open Ski Agreement S.-Japan plans 12 new pairs of slot machines (12 arrivals and 12 departures per day) for the United States.