Based on the draft text proposal, “it now seems clear that our respective levels of ambition are very different and focus on very different elements” and that the differences could not be overcome during the negotiations, he said. “So we don`t see the point of entering into thorough contract negotiations.” On 30 November 2007, the EU and the United Arab Emirates signed a horizontal air transport agreement that allows EU airlines to fly between the United Arab Emirates and each EU Member State. In June 2016, EU Member States authorised the European Commission to start discussions on a CATA with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Qatar, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. In December 2017, Armenia was given a mandate for open skies discussions and in May 2018 a mandate was given for EU-level discussions with Oman. India has an open ski policy with SAARC countries and those outside the 5,000 km radius, which means that nations must enter into a bilateral agreement at this distance and mutually determine the number of flights their airlines can make between the two countries. These problems are complicated. If the U.S. had taken more drastic measures, such as denouncing the open ski deal with the UAE, there would have been a huge impact on other U.S. companies. The National Civil Aviation Policy, 2016, allows the government to conclude an “open skies” air transport agreement on a mutual basis with SAARC nations and countries beyond a radius of 5,000 kilometers from New Delhi.

The agreement allows any EU airline to operate flights between the UAE and any EU Member State in which it is established and where there is a bilateral agreement with the UAE and traffic rights available. It does not replace bilateral agreements, but adapts them to bring them into line with EU law. This is an important step in the traditional introduction of air transport on the basis of nationality restrictions and complements the EU`s internal aviation market externally. The UAE has made a last-minute about its intention to start talks with Brussels towards a comprehensive air transport agreement (CATA) at EU level, saying the draft text proposed by the European Commission has no ambition and does not offer more market access than what is currently being seen from bilateral air services agreements between the United Arab Emirates and EU Member States. The UAE is interested in an open sky deal with India, its ambassador to India, A.R. Albanna, said on Wednesday. Nevertheless, the commercial group, which represents the main airlines, welcomed the partnership for open and fair skis. In a statement, it was said: “We are very pleased that the UAE has finally admitted what we have been saying all the time – its public subsidies are hurting competition.” His testimony was also confirmed by the United States…