I.          OBJECTIVE

 

The objective of this initiative is to advance the full liberalisation of air transport services in ASEAN, to achieve the ASEAN Leaders’ vision of Open Sky in the ASEAN region.  This Roadmap will build upon the Roadmap for ASEAN Competitive Air Services Policy adopted by the Ninth ATM Meeting in Yangon, Myanmar in October 2003.  The Roadmap will complement the overall policy goals of the Action Plan for ASEAN Air Transport Integration and Liberalisation to be adopted at the Tenth ATM in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in November 2004.

 

II.         MEASURES

 

This Roadmap provides concrete actions that ASEAN Member Countries shall pursue to achieve greater and significant air transport liberalisation in ASEAN, through a staged and progressive implementation.  This roadmap includes issues specific to a) Liberalisation of air freight services; and b) Liberalisation of scheduled passenger services.

 

In the implementation, two or more ASEAN Member Countries who are ready can negotiate, conclude and sign implementing agreements/arrangements in line with the ASEAN-X Formula, on a plurilateral, multilateral or sub-regional basis.  The other Member Countries could join in the implementation when they are ready.  ASEAN Member Countries can also conclude more liberal bilateral arrangements for air services liberalisation.

 

ASEAN Member Countries shall be provided flexibility with regard to the implementation of the proposed timeline for the specific measures.

 

III.        COVERAGE

 

The liberalisation measures will cover the movement/carriage of both passengers and cargo or freight by air transport.

 

 

 

NO.

MEASURES

IMPLEMENTING BODY

TIMELINE

SPECIFIC ISSUES

I

Liberalisation of Air Freight Services

1

 

Liberalisation of air freight services with no limitation of third and fourth freedom traffic rights and with increased tonnage and additional designated points to those stated in the ASEAN MOU on Air Freight Services (2002)

 

Senior Transport Officials Meeting (STOM) through Air Transport Working Group (ATWG)

December 2006

2

Full liberalisation of ASEAN air freight services

 

December 2008

II

Liberalisation of Scheduled Passenger Services

3

Liberalisation of scheduled passenger services with no limitations on third and fourth freedom traffic rights for all designated points within the ASEAN sub-regions

 

STOM through ATWG

December 2005

4

Liberalisation of scheduled passenger services with no limitations on third and fourth freedom traffic rights for at least two designated points in each country between the ASEAN sub-regions

 

December 2006

5

Liberalisation of scheduled passenger services with no limitations on fifth freedom traffic rights for all designated points within the ASEAN sub-regions

 

December 2006

6

Liberalisation of scheduled passenger services with no limitations on fifth freedom traffic rights for at least two designated points in each country between the ASEAN sub-regions

 

December 2008

7

ASEAN-wide liberalisation of scheduled passenger services, with no limitations on third and fourth freedom traffic rights for the capital city in each ASEAN Member Country

 

December 2008

8

ASEAN-wide liberalisation of scheduled passenger services, with no limitations on fifth freedom traffic rights for the capital city in each ASEAN Member Country

 

December 2010

III

Enhancing Capacity Building Programmes

9

Enhancing capacity building programmes to facilitate transition towards full air services liberalisation

 

STOM through ATWG

2005-2010

 

 

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[1] Air travel shall be deemed to refer to air transport.