Negotiators for the EU and US, after five days of talks in Washington, achieved a tentative air services agreement that will provide airlines from the US and EU member states open access to each other's markets "with freedom of pricing and unlimited rights to fly beyond the EU and US to points in third countries," according to a joint statement (see text below). If approved by both sides, the agreement could take effect with the 2006 IATA winter season, which traditionally begins in late ...

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