In December 2015, the European Commission asked the Council to authorise the conclusion of a comprehensive agreement on air services between the EU and Mexico in order to continue to promote transport between the EU and Mexico. Delegations from the European Commission and Mexico signed a horizontal agreement on air services in Brussels on 15 December 2010. This agreement allows any EU airline to fly between Mexico and each EU member state in which it is established and in which there is a bilateral agreement and traffic rights with Mexico. It does not replace bilateral agreements, but adapts them to bring them in line with EU law. This is an important step in relation to the traditional organisation of air transport based on nationality restrictions and complements the EU`s internal external aviation market. Foxx says, however, that the new agreement will benefit U.S. airlines as well as Mexican airlines, travelers, businesses, airports and municipalities, by allowing “improved market access for passenger and freight companies to fly between every city in Mexico and every city in the United States.” The agreement, which amends a 1960 agreement, removes numerical restrictions on the number of airlines that can offer passenger traffic between all pairs of the U.S. city, a term that refers to flights between cities in each country. On December 18, 2015, the United States and Mexico (the contracting parties) signed a new air services agreement, which, after its effectiveness, will replace the current agreement in force since 1960. Although the new agreement is not fully open to the air transport sector, it is described as an “open-air agreement” by the US and Mexican authorities, as well as by interested industry players, as it liberalizes certain air services between the two countries and has other characteristics typical of bilateral open ski agreements. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Mexico have agreed to implement a new air travel agreement that is expected to boost passenger traffic and pave the way for any city to have direct air services for the neighboring country, the U.S. Department of Transportation said on Monday. Expanded access under the agreement begins on August 21.
“This agreement will enable airlines on both sides of the border to better meet the growing demand in our countries and will help stimulate economic growth in sectors beyond aviation, including tourism and manufacturing,” Foxx said. (e) the ability of airlines in any country to enter into marketing agreements with one or more airlines from the other or third countries to provide services to intermediate destinations within or outside Mexico or the United States. Delta welcomes the massive vote of the Mexican Senate on the ratification of a bilateral aviation agreement between Mexico and the United States. The two countries exchanged diplomatic notes on Friday to bring the agreement into force after four years of talks. The final approval was announced by the White House during Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto`s visit to U.S. President Barack Obama on the same day. (b) each country allows each country`s airlines to determine the frequency and capacity of the international air traffic they offer (neither country can unilaterally limit the volume of traffic, frequency or regularity of air traffic, nor the type or type of aircraft that will be operated by the other country`s airlines, with the exception of customs , operational, operational or ecological reasons); and consultation between the competent authorities of the two contracting parties may be requested at any time by one of the parties to discuss the interpretation, application or amendment of this agreement.