Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Recent talks between Japan and the U.K. on a bilateral aviation pact have produced an agreement to employ an open skies policy regarding flights to and from Narita International Airport. See Narita Part of U.K. Open-Skies Deal, Japan Times, Jan. 25, 2012 (available here). This reflects a continuation of recent trends by both countries. Japan signed open skies agreements with the U.S. in 2010 as well as Canada and Australia in October of 2011. The U.K. has made a concerted effort to expand its access to Asian markets, most notably through its wide-ranging 2007 open skies agreement with Singapore.