Qatar, EU Sign Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement
European commissioner for mobility and transport, Violeta Bulc, has announced that the European Union and Qatar have concluded negotiations for a comprehensive air transport agreement.
This deal will be the first of its kind ever between the EU and a Gulf Cooperation Council member state, providing a significant competitive edge to air carriers of both sides and a sustainable framework for future operations.
As a result, all air carriers from the 28 European Union member states and Qatar now have unlimited and unrestricted access to their respective territories.
As part of this agreement, Qatar and the EU have taken bold steps by agreeing to articles on: fair competition, environment, consumer protection, social aspects, and transparency, as well as the inclusion of a doing-business provision, which exempts EU carriers from the obligation to hire a local general sales agent in Qatar.