Mobility and Transport


International aviation: Pakistan

International aviation: Pakistan

On 24 February 2009, the EU and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan signed a Horizontal Aviation agreement which will restore legal certainty regarding bilateral air services agreements between Pakistan and EU Member States. The Horizontal Agreement entered into force on 5 May 2015.


The agreement removes nationality restrictions in the bilateral air services agreements between EU Member States and Pakistan and thereby allows any EU airline to operate flights between Pakistan and any EU Member State where it is established and where a bilateral agreement with Pakistan exists and traffic rights are available.

The agreement is an important step towards further strengthening the EU-Pakistan aviation relations and will encourage traffic between the EU and Pakistan.