How Open Skies Changed International Flying

Delta’s Peter Carter, left, and Elliott Seiden, who was at Northwest when the first Open Skies agreement was negotiated, attend a round-table discussion in Washington DC.

Credit: International Aviation Club of Washington DC
On Oct. 17, the signing took place of a momentous agreement in global air transport. The world barely noticed. With the war in Ukraine, the ongoing effects of the pandemic and political turmoil seemingly everywhere, it’s perhaps no surprise that an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the...
Karen Walker

Karen Walker is Air Transport World Editor-in-Chief and Aviation Week Network Group Air Transport Editor-in-Chief. She joined ATW in 2011 and oversees the editorial content and direction of ATW, Routes and Aviation Week Group air transport content.

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