International Air Services in the UK Overseas Territories
|Publisher:||Department for Transport|
|Published date:||9 June 2010|
|Mode/topic:||Aviation, Air traffic, Aviation permits|
The Department manages and implements Air Services Agreements or Air Transport Agreements (ASAs) and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) in the UK and its Overseas Territories. It manages ASAs by negotiating new ones and the modernisation of existing ones with the partner State, in consultation with stakeholders, and ensuring, where necessary, that any traffic rights that have been exchanged are made available to airlines from the UK Overseas Territories.
DfT is responsible for handling applications by foreign airlines to operate on a seasonal basis to/from Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands and Montserrat.
DfT consults Governments of the Overseas Territories (usually through the Governor’s Office) where traffic rights are sought by a foreign airline that are not available in an ASA, for example charter services, which are generally granted on an extra-bilateral and reciprocal basis.
The management and implementation of ICAO SARPs is largely dealt with as a safety issue and is handled by Air Safety Support International (ASSI) in the Overseas Territories.
You can find out more by downloading our document concerning International Air Services in the UK Overseas Territories.