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EEU countries form common market for air transportation

The decision on the reasonability of concluding a multilateral agreement on air services in the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) will be made after studying the practice of regulating air transportation by various international integration associations and implementing road map activities to form a common market for air transportation in 2018–2020. This was agreed by representatives of the transport departments of the countries of the Union at a meeting in the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC).

The member of the board (minister) for energy and infrastructure of EEC Adamkul Zhunusov noted that the agreed version of the road map should be submitted to the transport ministers of the member states of the EEU on June 6, 2017. Before this, it is necessary to resolve possible differences of the parties.

During the meeting, the issues of application of non-discriminatory tariff conditions, rates and charges in the provision of airport and air navigation services in the Member States were discussed.

Also there was talk about the possibility of removing restrictions on destinations and frequencies assigned to carriers. In particular, the experts didn’t agree on the timing and order of implementation of these events. In addition, the issue of the reasonability of creating a mechanism restraining unfair competition in the market of air transportation services and excluding a negative impact on the state of national air transportation markets was discussed.

After approval of the draft roadmap on air transport by transport ministers in Sochi on June 6, the document will be submitted for consideration of the Union bodies.