Australia New Zealand Air Services Agreement

DISCLAIMER The attached documents are internal department working papers, developed for selfish use. This document can only be used as a guide to services authorized and operated under bilateral air services agreements and agreements in Australia. The rights and capabilities negotiated under the bilateral air services agreement and Australia`s agreements are under ongoing review and airlines often change their operations. Because of the synthesis of the information contained in this document, the Commonwealth assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or currencies of the information provided. The rights provided, the synthesis of the timetable and capacity information should not be expected to be decisive or be invoked, and individuals should rely on their own investigations. Australia`s Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson and New Zealand Transport Minister Mark Gosche signed the agreement today and signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement it immediately. The agreement must now be formally ratified in accordance with the procedures of the individual countries. ¬∑ All international services will continue to operate to and from designated international airports. The agreement does not violate customs restrictions, immigration and quarantine. Bruce Johnson, New Zealand`s Department of Aviation and Navigation, said at the Capa Australia Pacific Aviation Summit in Sydney on 07.08.2013 that the policy was heavily focused on capacity and a strong commitment to open-air agreements where possible. “But [the policy] has also gone further and said, where the open sky cannot be agreed, then we will approve what is good for New Zealand. And if that means that we have no reciprocity, so be it.¬†Australian and New Zealand international airlines will be able to operate unlimited international services throughout Tasman and continue these services beyond third countries.

Anderson said: “This is an important day for airlines and air passengers in Australia and New Zealand. The agreement will allow our airlines to expand their services and further integrate our aviation industries. This will result in increased competition and lower airfares. Aviation regimes generally consist of a treaty-level air services agreement, supplemented by agreements between aviation authorities such as Memorandums of Understanding and/or exchange of letters. It is the australian government`s practice to publish all treaty-level agreements. However, rules with a lower status than the contract are generally not published, as they are traditionally considered confidential between aviation authorities. In addition to increasing capacity, New Zealand and Chinese airlines can serve three other third-country airports by travelling between New Zealand and China and beyond, with full and full rights. Third countries are not defined in the agreement, but are designated by the designation state. About 30% of Chinese visitors to New Zealand are dual destinations, over Australia. In announcing the expanded bilateral Chinese government, the New Zealand government expressed the hope that China Southern would launch services in Christchurch, New Zealand`s only other gateway capable of hosting long-distance high-capacity services. Christchurch has a direct daily connection to Asia, which is operated by Singapore Airlines in Changi.

In addition, international airlines from both countries will be able to operate special freight services with so-called seventh freedom rights. They will be able to operate from any international airport in Australia and New Zealand to third countries, which offers greater opportunities for exporters.