New Zealand’s air services agreements

New Zealand has bilateral air services agreements (ASAs) with the following countries and territories (the current agreement is the most recent year with the dates of earlier agreements also listed):

  • Argentina (1985)
  • Australia (1961, 2002)
  • Austria (2002)
  • Belgium (1999)
  • Brazil (1996, 2013)
  • Cambodia (2015)
  • Canada (1950, 1985, 2007)
  • China (1993)
  • Denmark (2001)
  • Fiji (1979, 1994)
  • Finland (2014)
  • France (1964, 1967)
  • Germany (1987)
  • Greece (2015)
  • Hong Kong (1991)
  • India (1997, 2006, 2016)
  • Indonesia (1988)
  • Ireland (1999)
  • Italy (2001)
  • Jamaica (2014)
  • Japan (1980)
  • Korea (1993)
  • Kuwait (2015)
  • Laos (2016)
  • Luxembourg (1992)
  • Macau (1995)
  • Malaysia (1965, 1968, 1989, 1998)
  • Mauritius (2016)
  • Mexico (1999)
  • Nauru (1980)
  • Niue (1990)
  • Norway (2001)
  • Papua New Guinea (1994)
  • Philippines (2007)
  • Qatar (2015)
  • Russia (1993)
  • Saudi Arabia (2015)
  • Seychelles (2015)
  • Solomon Islands (1990)
  • South Africa (1997)
  • Spain (2002)
  • Sri Lanka (2014)
  • Sweden (2001)
  • Switzerland (1999)
  • Thailand (1987)
  • Turkey (2010)
  • United Arab Emirates (1998)
  • United Kingdom (1982, 2005)
  • Uruguay (2015)
  • Vanuatu (1989)
  • Vietnam (2003)

A Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalization of International Air Transportation (MALIAT(external link)) came into force on 21 December 2001. Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States of America were the initial parties and the Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga and Mongolia subsequently joined.  

The bilateral agreements New Zealand has with Brunei, Chile, Cook Islands, Samoa, Singapore, Tonga and the United States are suspended as a result.

  • Brunei (1995, 1999, 2001)
  • Chile (1992, 1998, 2002)
  • Cook Islands (1986, 2000, 2006)
  • Mongolia (2008) (cargo only)
  • New Zealand
  • Samoa (1978, 2000, 2002)
  • Singapore (1968, 1997)
  • Tonga (1980, 2002, 2004)
  • United States of America (1946, 1964, 1997, 2001)

Peru joined the MALIAT(external link) on 17 May 2002 and withdrew with effect from 15 January 2005.

Agreements with the following countries have been negotiated but not formally put in place. Agreements may be in administrative or provisional effect.

  • Bahrain
  • Colombia
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Paklistan
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Portugal
  • Serbia
  • Togo
  • Zambia

Code-share only Memoranda of Understanding have been agreed with the Bahamas, Curacao, the Czech Republic and Mongolia.

There is an open skies Air Transport Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu, incorporated into the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation.

Notes:

  1. A 'horizontal' agreement signed in 2006 with the European Commission and New Zealand [PDF, 68 KB] amends New Zealand's air services agreements with European Union member states.
  2. Countries marked in bold are where services are being provided under this ASA, or under the MALIAT(external link) (including code-share only or seasonal).
  3. This list is current as at 10 October 2016