Preserving Open Skies
The more than 100 Open Skies agreements the U.S. has negotiated with other nations have become the most important policy tool for expanding choice and competition in international air travel.
As international travel grows, Open Skies agreements have been critical in America’s efforts to capture a share of this highly lucrative market. Since 2009, increased international travel to the U.S. has delivered more than $50 billion to our economy. Studies suggest that Open Skies has generated at least $4 billion in benefits for travelers, including lowering fares by nearly 15 percent. Negotiating additional Open Skies agreements could bring an additional $4 billion per year in traveler gains.
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