Single Sky

Sri Lanka may soon have to amend its European bilateral Air Service Agreements to allow for a Common Sky, as the EU starts to push the buttons to fall in line. Sri Lanka may soon have to amend its European bilateral Air Service Agreements to allow for a Common Sky, as the EU starts to push the buttons to fall in line. The European Union (EU) has been trying to implement an ‘open aviation area’ or ‘Common Sky’ for its 25 members, so that air services are also community controlled.

The EU has been lobbying for multi-lateral clauses in traditional bilateral or two-way air deals since 1999, opposing individual talks between members and third countries.

In effect, this means all existing bilateral air deals with EU countries becomes common EU property, so any European airline can use it to fly to a third country.

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