U.S.-based cargo operators that fly near trans-Siberian routes over Russia could soon gain full access to the routes or, at the least, liberalized overflight rights. Bilateral negotiations scheduled Feb. 13-14 between the U.S. and the Russian Federation will address the issue of all-cargo overflight rights, an industry source tells Aviation Week. The 2009 annexes to the 1994 Air Transport Agreement between the governments allow a certain number of carriers to fly over Russia, but ...


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