The Dutch Caribbean country of Curaçao has become one of only a handful from the region that has entered into an Open Skies Agreement with the U.S.; a move that is expected to see a deepening of commercial and economic ties between the two countries.
The United States has achieved Open Skies with over 100 partners from every region of the world and at every level of economic development. In the Americas, the countries with open skies agreement with the US are: Jamaica, the Netherland Antilles, Aruba, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama.
Open Skies agreements have vastly expanded international passenger and cargo flights to and from the United States, promoting increased travel and trade, enhancing productivity, and spurring high-quality job opportunities and economic growth. Open Skies agreements do this by eliminating government interference in the commercial decisions of air carriers about routes, capacity, and pricing, freeing carriers to provide more affordable, convenient, and efficient air service for consumers.
America’s Open Skies policy has gone hand-in-hand with airline globalization. By allowing air carriers unlimited market access to our partners’ markets and the right to fly to all intermediate and beyond points, Open Skies agreements provide maximum operational flexibility for airline alliances.