Open Skies Agreement

LAST UPDATED: December 21, 2016

What You Should Know

There are only four Open Skies Agreements that have been determined to meet the Fly America Act compliance requirements by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

These agreements represent the biggest exceptions to the Fly America Act because they allow use of foreign air carriers that provide services under a bilateral or multilateral air transportation agreement to which the United States Government and the government of a foreign country are parties.

Below are the four Open Skies Agreements in effect. Click on a destination for important requirements about each agreement.

Open Skies Agreement U.S. & European Union (EU) including Norway and Iceland

Open Skies Agreement U.S. & Australia

Open Skies Agreement U.S. & Japan

Open Skies Agreement U.S. & Switzerland

Important Notes:

  1. The Open Skies Agreements do not apply if travel is funded by the Department of Defense (DOD) including the U.S. Military (Army, Navy, and Air Force).
  2. Travel under certain Open Skies Agreements can be restricted if a City Pair rate is in effect for the specified travel route. If a City Pair rate is in effect, then travel must be provided by a U.S. flag air carrier, unless another authorized exception applies.

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