The United States and Curaçao Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 26, 2016


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

The agreement deepens the commercial and economic ties between the United States and Curaçao 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 Curaçao will advance economic growth in sectors beyond aviation, including tourism.

For more information about Open Skies, please visit: //2009-2017.state.gov/e/eb/tra/ata/ and @EconEngage.