U.S./Saudi Arabia Initial Phased Open Skies Agreement

The US and Saudi Arabia initialed a phased Open Skies Agreement today.  The only rights which are subject to phasing are intermediate and beyond rights.  The agreement does not include 7thfreedom traffic rights for cargo.  The agreement will be applied now on the basis of comity and reciprocity pending its entry into force. 

State Department Press release: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2011/04/161149.htm