THE USA WILL WORK with any European nation where there is "...a real commitment to prompt and fundamental liberalisation of air services with the USA", says US transportation secretary Federico Pena.

The senior US official made the remark after meeting with his European counterparts in Vienna. Pena recognises the sensitivity of open-skies agreements, stating that the USA "...has no interest in becoming entangled in the current politics within the European Union. Nor do we wish to become caught up in debates over the issues of mandates, competencies, guidelines and interpretations of the Treaty of Rome."

Source: Flight International