Armenia and the EU sign an agreement on a common air zone Meanwhile, 24 January 2013 began the first round of negotiations on a CAA agreement between the EU and Azerbaijan. [6] Armenia opened accession negotiations following the signing of a new partnership agreement between Armenia and the EU in February 2017. [7] Armenia`s civil aviation regulator has been subject to enhanced surveillance by European safety authorities as part of a review of the European Commission`s blacklist of airlines. A single aviation space and market will be created by a common airspace agreement with the largest economy in the South Caucasus and one of the most prosperous tourist markets in the Caspian region. The agreement is committed to Armenia`s aviation policy and aims to create a level playing field in both countries, said the head of the Civil Aviation Authority. Once signed, the comprehensive aviation agreement will open and integrate the respective aviation markets of the contracting parties, strengthen cooperation and provide new opportunities for consumers and operators. The agreement will create a common airspace between the EU and Armenia, which will lift market restrictions and bring Armenia into the EU`s internal aviation market by harmonising its air transport rules with EU standards and implementing much of the EU`s aviation legislation. At today`s Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels, the European Union concluded negotiations with Armenia for a new air services agreement. It is estimated that this agreement will bring an additional 87,000 passengers and generate more than 16 million euros in the first five years. This agreement will improve market access for airlines and provide travellers with better connectivity, wider choice and lower prices. More theft also means more jobs and more prosperity for all partners. The ECAA agreements were signed on 5 May 2006 in Salzburg, Austria, between the EU and some third countries.

It was built on the EU`s achievement and the European Economic Area. The ECAA liberalises the airline industry by allowing any airline in each ECAA member state to fly between airports of ECAA member states, allowing a “foreign” airline to offer domestic flights. The European Commission is currently negotiating new air agreements with the Association of Southeast Asian Nationals (ASEAN), Azerbaijan, Qatar, Tunisia and Turkey. After the signing, more than 75% of all passengers who travel and depart from the EU, or more than 240 million passengers per year, would be covered by air agreements at EU level. Common Airspace (ECAA) is a single market for air services. Since 2011, the two sides have been in talks on the extension of common airspace. The next roundtable is scheduled to take place in Baku from 27 to 30 January, during a visit by Henrik Hololei, Director General of Mobility and Transport at the European Commission.