European Commissioner for Transport Jacques Barrot intends to seek full ownership rights of US airlines by European companies, according to a report in the Financial Times. Barrot is scheduled to visit Washington March 21-22 to try to revive negotiations on a EU-US Open Aviation Area, which broke down last year when EU ministers rejected a proposal tabled by the US. The proposal excluded cabotage rights for EU carriers in the US, a priority at the time for European negotiators and ...

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