On 1 May 2001, the United States and Brunei, Chile, New Zealand and Singapore signed a multilateral open-air agreement, known as the Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalization of International Air Transport (MALIAT). The department continues to invite our aviation partners to join MALIAT in order to reach open skis with several partners. 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. Airlines operating international air services do so under the capacity requirements that are included in air transportation regimes. The available capacity registry indicates the capacity available to Australian air carriers. The capacity available to foreign airlines during the last planning season is shown in the “Growth Potential for Foreign Airlines” table (PDF: 147 KB). An air services agreement (also known as the ATA or ASA) is a bilateral agreement that allows international commercial air services between signatories. One of the first AAS after World War II was the Bermuda Agreement, signed in 1946 by the United Kingdom and the United States.
The characteristics of this agreement have become models for the thousands of agreements that were to follow, although in recent decades some of the traditional clauses of these agreements have been amended (or “liberalized”) in accordance with the “open skies” policy of some governments, particularly the United States.  Following BASA`s renegotiations between Nigeria and Qatar in 2016, Harold Demuren, former director general of Nigeria`s civil aviation authority, said in a press statement that the agreement reached by the Qatar-designated airline, which had seven frequencies to Nigeria at the time, had increased entry points into the country, exacerbating the problems of domestic airlines. His argument was that the country did not have a local airline capable of competing with Qatar Airways, which made the agreement unilateral, despite the confidence of Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun, that signing the agreement would result in much more investment and business opportunities between Qatar and Nigeria. 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.