IATA Statement on US-EU Agreement

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the following comments in response to todays Memorandum of Consultation on Second Stage Open Skies agreement between the US and the European Union:
It is disappointing that, at this critical time, we did not make significant progress on the issue of ownership. The agreement was not a step backwards, but it did not move us forward. The long-term financial sustainability of the industry is dependant on normal commercial freedoms. I urge both governments to keep this on the radar screen for urgent follow-up, said Giovanni Bisignani, IATAs Director General and CEO. IATA welcomed the reaffirmation within the agreement that environmental issues leading up to COP-16 should continue to be addressed through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). ICAO is the right forum to reach a global sectoral approach to deal with aviations carbon emissions. I welcome the agreements reaffirmation of this as the industry continues to pursue its ambitious environmental targets to improve fuel efficiency by 1.5% per year to 2020, cap net emissions from 2020 with carbon neutral growth and cut net carbon emissions in half by 2050 compared to 2005, said Bisignani.
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