OREANDA-NEWS. September 27, 2016. Today, the U.S. Consul General Margaret D. Hawthorne and the Cura?ao Minister for Traffic, Transport and Urban Planning Suzanne Camelia-R?mer signed an Open Skies Agreement between the United States and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in respect of Cura?ao. The agreement is the result of negotiations by the Departments of State, Transportation, and Commerce with their counterparts in the Governments of Cura?ao and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The agreement deepens the commercial and economic ties between the United States and Cura?ao by establishing the framework for a modern commercial aviation relationship. This agreement will create opportunities for growth in air transportation services as well as offer potential benefits for travelers, airlines, and businesses. By facilitating the development of air links, the Governments of the United States and Cura?ao will advance economic growth in sectors beyond aviation, including tourism.

For more information about Open Skies, please visit: http://www.state.gov/e/eb/tra/ata/ and @EconEngage.