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International aviation: Switzerland

International aviation: Switzerland

Switzerland is highly integrated with the EU internal market, including the aviation market, and is a very important partner for the EU.

An EU-level air transport agreement between the EU and Swiss Confederation was signed on 21 June 1999 entered into force on 1 June 2002.  This comprehensive agreement allows all EU and Swiss airlines to operate direct flights between any airport in the EU and Switzerland.

Beyond market opening, the agreement also provides a modern framework and high standards for a wide range of aviation issues, such as passenger rights, air traffic management, economic regulation, competition issues or social aspects.

It thereby delivers mutual benefits, provides a platform to take EU- Switzerland aviation relations to a new level and serves to build an ambitious – both broad and deep – aviation partnership.

For further information and figures on EU-Switzerland aviation relations and EU aviation in general, please consult the Atlas of the Sky.

Links

Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on Air Transport - Final Act

External relations with Switzerland