Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Australia's Air Services Agreements/Arrangements

Australia currently has air services agreements/arrangements with 90 countries/economies.

Airlines operating international air services do so within capacity entitlements contained in air services arrangements. The Register of Available Capacity sets out capacity available to Australian carriers.

To see a list of airlines and the services that are operating under Australia's air services agreements/arrangements, visit the International Airlines Timetable Summary page.

The information below is a summary only and should not be relied on to make commercial decisions. The Department has established a data room containing comprehensive information on Australia's bilateral rights and entitlements to assist applicants in developing applications for available capacity. Find out more about the data room.

Air services arrangements are usually comprised of a treaty level Air Services Agreement supplemented by arrangements of less than treaty status between aeronautical authorities, such as Memorandums of Understanding and/or exchanges of letters. It is Australian Government practice to publish all treaty-level agreements. However, arrangements of less than treaty status are generally not published as they are traditionally regarded as being confidential between aeronautical authorities.

The links to treaties included below link to the Treaties Database maintained by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It should be noted that the Treaties Database only includes Australian treaties currently in force. Any amendments subsequently negotiated and given interim effect by aeronautical authorities through arrangements of less than treaty status will not be included in the Treaties Database. Similarly, any new treaties negotiated and given interim effect by aeronautical authorities through arrangements of less than treaty status but not yet signed will not be included in the Treaties Database.

Australia's air services agreements/arrangements

Country/Economy Signed Status Treaty text
Argentina 11 March 1992 Interim effect
Supplemented by MoU of 2005**
Link to treaty
Austria 22 March 1967 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2005, 2003, and 1999*
Link to treaty
Azerbaijan 8 December 2012 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
Bahrain 29 April 1995 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2003*
Link to treaty
Bangladesh Initialled 15 August 2008 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process
Belarus 31 May 2013 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
Belgium 23 November 2012 Interim effect Link to treaty
Brazil 21 April 2010 Interim effect Link to treaty
Brunei Darussalam 30 April 1992 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2007*
Link to treaty
Burma 23 September 1976 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 1976*
Link to treaty
Cambodia Initialled 19 May 2014 Interim effect ** Undergoing treaty process
Canada 5 July 1988 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2000*
Link to treaty
Chile 7 September 2001 In force Link to treaty
China 23 March 2004 In force Link to treaty
Cook Islands 18 September 2001 In force Link to treaty
Croatia 4 September 2013 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process
Czech Republic 23 September 2010 In force Link to treaty
Denmark Initialled 16 October 1998 Interim effect**
Supplemented by ROD of 2011
Undergoing treaty process
Egypt 10 March 1997 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2012*
Link to treaty
Ethiopia 29 July 2013 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
Fiji 24 March 1982 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 1999**
Link to treaty
Finland Initialled 15 June 1999 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process
former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 16 May 2012 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
France
(treaty includes French Polynesia and New Caledonia)
13 April 1965 In force
Supplemented by MoUs of 2012, 2011 and 1996*
Link to treaty
French Polynesia 31 January 2012 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
Germany 22 May 1957 In force
Supplemented by MoUs of 1998 and 1996*
Link to treaty
Ghana 11 December 2012 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
Greece 10 June 1971 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 1997**
Link to treaty
Hong Kong, China 15 September 1993 In force Link to treaty
Hungary Initialled 5 December 2006 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process
Iceland 21 October 2011 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
India 6 March 2006 In force Link to treaty
Indonesia 7 February 2013 Interim effect Link to treaty
Ireland 26 November 1957 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2005*
Link to treaty
Israel 2 May 2001 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
Italy 10 November 1960 In force
Supplemented by MoUs of 2000 and 1998*
Link to treaty
Japan 19 January 1956 In force
Supplemented by various instruments including RoD of 2011*
Link to treaty
Jordan Initialled 10 December 2012 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process
Kenya 24 May 2012 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process
Korea, Republic of 26 February 1992 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2007*
Link to treaty
Kuwait Initialled 18 April 2012 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process
Laos Initialled 27 February 2012 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process
Lebanon 11 March 1997 In force Link to treaty
Luxembourg Initialled 27 April 1999 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process
Macau, China 24 August 1999 In force Link to treaty
Malaysia 4 October 1972 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2008*
Link to treaty
Malta 11 September 1996 In force
Supplemented by instruments of less than treaty status of 2003
Link to treaty
Mauritius Initialled 25 October 2007 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process
Mexico 9 April 2010 In force Link to treaty
Nauru 17 September 1969 In force
Supplemented by various instruments*
Link to treaty
Netherlands 25 September 1951 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 1997*
Link to treaty
New Caledonia 10 November 2011 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
New Zealand 8 August 2002 In force Link to treaty
Niue Initialled 25 June 1999 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
Norway Initialled 16 October 1998 Interim effect**
Supplemented by ROD of 2011
Undergoing treaty process
Oman Initialled 6 April 2011 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process
Pakistan Signed 7 February 1998 Interim effect
Supplemented by MoU of 2007**
Link to treaty
Palau 2 May 2012 Interim effect Link to treaty
Papua New Guinea 8 December 1980 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2011 and 2010**
Link to treaty
Paraguay 11 December 2012 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
Peru 20 June 2013 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
Philippines 24 October 2012 In force Link to treaty
Poland 28 April 2004 In force Link to treaty
Qatar Initialled 16 March 2003 Interim effect
Supplemented by MOU of 2009
Undergoing treaty process
Romania 3 April 2012 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
Russian Federation 11 July 1994 In force Link to treaty
Saudi Arabia Initialled 10 April 2011 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process
Samoa 11 August 2000 In force Link to treaty
Serbia 14 May 2013 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process
Seychelles 18 January 2013 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
Singapore 3 November 1967 In force
Supplemented by CMU of 2003*
Link to treaty
Solomon Islands 21 August 2012 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process
South Africa 18 July 1995 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2008**
Link to treaty
Spain 24 June 2009 In force Link to treaty
Sri Lanka 3 May 2012 In force Link to treaty
Sudan 8 December 2012 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
Sweden Initialled 16 October 1998 Interim effect**
Supplemented by ROD of 2011
Undergoing treaty process
Switzerland 28 November 2008 In force Link to treaty
Thailand 26 February 1960 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 1998*
Link to treaty
Tonga 23 August 2003 In force Link to treaty
Turkey 28 April 2010 In force Link to treaty
United Arab Emirates 8 September 2002 In force
Supplemented by MoU of 2012*
Link to treaty
United Kingdom 10 July 2008 In force Link to treaty
United States of America 31 March 2008 In force Link to treaty
Uruguay 11 December 2012 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
Vanuatu 2 July 2013 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process
Vietnam 31 July 1995 In force Link to treaty
Yemen 10 December 2012 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
Zambia 21 October 2011 Instrument of less than treaty status N/A
Zimbabwe Initialled 5 May 1998 Interim effect** Undergoing treaty process

* Contains amendments subsequently negotiated and given interim effect by aeronautical authorities through arrangements of less than treaty status, but not yet brought into force and hence not yet included in the Treaties Database.

** A new or replacement treaty negotiated and given interim effect by aeronautical authorities through arrangements of less than treaty status, but not yet brought into force and hence not yet included in the Treaties Database.

DISCLAIMER
The attached documents are internal working documents of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development generated for the purpose of in-house use. This document may only be used as a guide to rights granted, and services operated, under Australia's bilateral air services agreements and arrangements. Rights and capacity negotiated under Australia's bilateral air services agreement and arrangements are reviewed constantly and airlines frequently change their operations. Due to the summary nature of details in this document the Commonwealth accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or currency of the information provided. There should be no expectation that the rights, timetable summary and capacity information provided is authoritative or may be relied on and persons should rely on their own inquiries.

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Last Updated: 25 June, 2014