Irish and US governments reached agreement on a revised framework for air services between the countries that will see a phase-in of an open skies policy by April 2008, subject to the ongoing negotiations between the US and EU on transatlantic open skies. Irish airlines will be allowed to fly to three additional US gateway cities (the limit currently is five) as well as to increase frequency on Dublin nonstop services from November 2006. Aer Lingus will be the obvious beneficiary. The ...

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