The United States Signs Open Skies Agreement with Ukraine

Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine A. Novelli and Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Andriy Pyvovarsky signed an Open Skies agreement today in the Treaty Room at the U.S. Department of State.

This agreement strengthens bilateral economic ties and facilitates the growth of civil aviation between the United States and Ukraine.  It is an example of the strong bonds of friendship and cooperation between our two countries.

Open Skies agreements promote increased travel and trade, enhance productivity, and spur high-quality job opportunities and economic growth. They serve to eliminate government interference in commercial airline decisions about routes, capacity, and pricing and allow carriers to provide more affordable, convenient, and efficient air service for consumers. The United States has reached Open Skies agreements with more than 115 partners from every region of the world.