Eu Tunisia Aviation Agreement

René Trabelsi announced in November 2019 that the “open skies” contract would be signed by the end of February 2020 at the latest. He said the agreement would allow the national airline Tunisair to improve the quality of its services. In addition to market access, these agreements will create a common legal framework, for example in the areas of aviation safety and security. The agreement was negotiated by the European Commission as part of its aviation strategy for Europe, a flagship initiative to give New impetus to European aviation and open up new business opportunities. TUNIS – An open skies agreement signed in December between Tunisia and the EU is expected to open Tunisia`s airspace to low-cost flights by European airlines, increasing tourism in the North African country. However, it remains unclear when the agreement will enter into force, as it has not been ratified by both parties. Tourism officials, encouraged by the success of a similar agreement signed by Morocco and the European Union in 2006, say the Tunisia-EU deal could boost Tunisia`s GDP by 2.7% and increase passenger levels by 800,000 passengers in five years. EU-Tunisia: A comprehensive Euro-Mediterranean agreement between the EU and Tunisia was signed on 11 December 2017. EC communication on the creation of a common EU-United Arab Emirates airspace: the EU and the United Arab Emirates signed a horizontal air services agreement on 30 November 2007 allowing EU air carriers to fly between the UNITED Arab Emirates and each EU member state. The agreement allows any EU airline to fly between the UNITED Arab Emirates and each EU member state in which it is established and in which there is a bilateral agreement with the United Arab Emirates and traffic rights. In 2016, the European Commission was mandated to negotiate a comprehensive EU-wide air services agreement with the United Arab Emirates. “The agreement is a disaster.

Tunisair is not ready for the competition,” Elyes Ben Miled, general secretary of the Tunisair union, told Reuters in March. “We are ready for anything, and we can strike at all Tunisian airports.” “The ratification and signing procedures are currently under way on both sides,” EU sources told The Arab Weekly, “but as the procedure on the EU side is quite long, it has been agreed to apply the agreement on an interim basis as soon as Tunisia`s ratification is completed.” EU – Qatar: In 2016, the Council authorised the European Commission to negotiate an EU-wide air transport agreement with Qatar. Negotiations ended in February 2018 and the draft eu-Qatar comprehensive air services agreement was signed and submitted to the Council. Common Airspace (ECAA) is a single market for air services. In October 2018, the European Commission received a mandate from the Council of the EU to negotiate a comprehensive air services agreement with Oman at EU level.