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Wednesday May 11, 2011

U.S. and Colombia Sign Open Skies Agreement

U.S. and Colombia Sign Open Skies Agreement

Photo: Open Skies Agreement with Colombia

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On May 10, in Bogota, Under Secretary of State William J. Burns and Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin signed a new air transport agreement which, following a subsequent exchange of notes between the two countries, will establish a bilateral Open Skies air transportation relationship.

The Agreement will strengthen and expand the already strong trade and tourism links with Colombia, benefiting U.S. and Colombian businesses and travelers by expanding air service and encouraging vigorous price competition by airlines, while safeguarding aviation safety and security.

On May 10, in Bogota, Under Secretary of State William J. Burns and Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin signed a new air transport agreement which, following a subsequent exchange of notes between the two countries, will establish a bilateral Open Skies air transportation relationship.  The United States has achieved Open Skies with over 100 partners from every region of the world and at every level of economic development.