One of the first AAS after World War II was the Bermuda Agreement, signed in 1946 by the United Kingdom and the United States. The characteristics of this agreement have become models for the thousands of agreements that were to follow, although in recent decades some of the traditional clauses of these agreements have been amended (or “liberalized”) in accordance with the “open skies” policy of some governments, particularly the United States.  The Scandinavian countries – Denmark, Norway and Sweden – have long-standing cooperation in aviation policy. Normally, Scandinavian countries negotiate in joint delegation with other countries. However, Denmark, Norway and Sweden conclude bilateral agreements with other countries, but with largely identical texts. An air services agreement (also known as the ATA or ASA) is a bilateral agreement that allows international commercial air services between signatories. Most air services are excluded from U.S. trade agreements. When air services are included, the scope is very limited. In these cases, the Office of International Aviation cooperates with the Office of the United States Trade Representative and the State Department to ensure that these provisions are consistent with U.S. aviation policy.
In the General Service Tariff Agreement (GATS), the Air Services Annex explicitly limits air service coverage to aircraft repair and maintenance operations, computerized reservation systems, and the sale and marketing of air transport. Under our bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements (FTAs), air service coverage is limited to aircraft repair and maintenance services and specialized air services. For more information, please contact us. Therefore, information on Sweden`s bilateral agreements with the Community Member States, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland is not published on this website. On the other hand, information on the EU agreements that bind Sweden is published. DISCLAIMER The attached documents are internal department working papers, developed for selfish use. This document can only be used as a guide to services authorized and operated under bilateral air services agreements and agreements in Australia. The rights and capabilities negotiated under the bilateral air services agreement and Australia`s agreements are under ongoing review and airlines often change their operations. Because of the synthesis of the information contained in this document, the Commonwealth assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or currencies of the information provided.
The rights provided, the synthesis of the timetable and capacity information should not be expected to be decisive or be invoked, and individuals should rely on their own investigations. The Office of International Aviation and the U.S. Department of State negotiate bilateral and multilateral air transport agreements with U.S. foreign air partners. Such agreements provide the basis for airlines in the countries concerned to provide international air services to passengers, freight and mail. Through air agreements, the United States is developing a competitive operating environment for U.S. airlines between the U.S. and abroad.