New Zealand – Bilateral Agreements

Bilateral Air Services Agreements

According to the New Zealand Ministry of Transport, in addition to the agreements listed below, bilateral air services agreements with a number of other countries are at various stages of negotiation. An agreement with the Netherlands has been announced but not yet signed. Services are being provided under the agreement, which is in administrative effect.

A ‘horizontal agreement‘ signed in 2006 with the European Commission and New Zealand amends New Zealand’s air services agreements with European Union member states.

There is a non-governmental air links agreement covering Taiwan – CAA (1996).

The following is a list of countries New Zealand has signed bilateral air services agreements with:

*No scheduled air services currently being provided under this ASA, or under the MALIAT (see further below).

Argentina*
Agreement between New Zealand and the Argentine Republic for Air Services [1985] NZTS 5 (1 January 1985)

Australia
Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of Australia Relating to Air Services [2003] NZTS 13 (1 January 2003)

Austria
Air Transport Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Austrian Federal Government [2002] NZTS 6 (1 January 2002)

Belgium*
Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium on Air Transport (and Annex) [2003] NZTS 3 (1 January 2003)

Brazil*
Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil on Air Services, with Annex [1998] NZTS 16 (1 January 1998)

Canada
Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of Canada on Air Transport [2011] NZTS 19 (18 October 2011)

China
Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the People’s Republic of China relating to Civil Air Transport [1993] NZTS 14 (1 January 1993)

Denmark
Air Services Agreement between New Zealand and the Kingdom of Denmark [2001] NZTS 2 (1 January 2001)

Fiji
Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Sovereign Democratic Republic of Fiji on Air Services [1994] NZTS 27 (1 January 1994)

France
Air Transport Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the French Republic [1968] NZTS 3 (1 January 1968)

Germany
Air Transport Agreement between New Zealand and the Federal Republic of Germany, with Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement upon the Route Schedule [1992] NZTS 15 (1 January 1992)

Hong Kong
Exchange of Notes between the Government of Hong Kong and the Government of New Zealand amending the Air Services Agreement of 22 February 1991 [1996] NZTS 20 (1 January 1996)

India*
Air Services Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of India [2006] NZTS 13 (13 November 2006)

Indonesia*
Air Transport Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, with Annex [1988] NZTS 4 (1 January 1988)

Ireland
Air Services Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of Ireland [2000] NZTS 14 (1 January 2000)

Japan
Agreement between New Zealand and Japan for Air Services, with Exchange of Notes [1980] NZTS 7 (1 January 1980)

Korea
Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Republic of Korea for Air Services between and beyond their Respective Territories (with annex) [1993] NZTS 11 (1 January 1993)

Macau*
Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of Macau on Air Services [1996] NZTS 8 (1 January 1996)

Malaysia
Air Services Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of Malaysia [1998] NZTS 9 (1 January 1998)

Mexico
Air Services Agreement between the Government of the United Mexican States and the Government of New Zealand [2000] NZTS 22 (1 January 2000)

Nauru*
Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Republic of Nauru concerning Air Services, with Route Schedule [1980] NZTS 10 (1 January 1980)

Niue(1990)
Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of Niue concerning Air Services [1990] NZTS 3 (1 January 1990)

Norway
Air Services Agreement between New Zealand and the Kingdom of Norway [2001] NZTS 3 (1 January 2001)

Papua New Guinea*
Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of Papua New Guinea on Air Services [1994] NZTS 2 (1 January 1994)

Philippines*
Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines on Air Service [2009] NZTS 5 (22 April 2009)

Russia*
Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of New Zealand [1993] NZTS 2 (1 January 1993)

Solomon Islands*
Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of Solomon Islands concerning Air Services (with Annex) [1990] NZTS 2 (1 January 1990)

South Africa
Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Republic of South Africa on Air Services (with route schedule) [1997] NZTS 13 (1 January 1997)

Spain*
Air Transport Agreement between New Zealand and the Kingdom of Spain [2003] NZTS 12 (16 September 2003)

Sweden
Air Services Agreement between New Zealand and the Kingdom of Sweden [2001] NZTS 4 (1 January 2001)

Switzerland*
Air Services Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Swiss Federal Council [2007] NZTS 16 (26 January 2007)

Thailand
Air Services Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand, with Annex [1987] NZTS 23 (1 January 1987)

Turkey*
Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Republic of Turkey Relating to Air Services [2012] NZTS 6 (9 May 2012)

United Arab Emirates
Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on Air Services [1999] NZTS 22 (1 January 1999)

United Kingdom
Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning Air Services [2005] NZTS 18 (26 July 2005)

Vanuatu
Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu concerning Air Services (with Annex) [1989] NZTS 4 (1 January 1989)

Vietnam*
Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on Air Services [2004] NZTS 7 (1 January 2004)

MALIAT

The Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalization of International Air Transportation (MALIAT) was signed by Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States of America, and entered into force on 21 December 2001.

MALIAT has been ratified by the following countries; the dates of earlier bilateral agreements with New Zealand are also listed.

  • Brunei (1995, 1999, 2001)*
  • Chile (1992, 1998, 2002)
  • Cook Islands (1986, 2000, 2006)
  • Mongolia (2008)*
  • New Zealand
  • Samoa (1978, 2000, 2002)
  • Singapore (1968, 1997)
  • Tonga (1980, 2002, 2004)
  • United States of America (1946, 1964, 1997, 2001)

New Zealand’s bilateral agreements with Brunei, Chile, Samoa, Singapore, Tonga and the United States are suspended as a result. Peru joined the MALIAT on 17 May 2002 and withdrew with effect from 15 January 2005.

 
 

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