This special compilation describes air transport services from a regulatory and economic point of view, with a special focus on market access questions. Each volume contains original material and up-to-date insights, written on the basis of close cooperation with industry professionals.
This is the first volume of the "Air Transport and the GATS – 2000-2005 in Review " series, which will be published progressively in the course 2007 and 2008. It contains the documentation prepared by the WTO Secretariat for the WTO Membership in the framework of a quinquennal review process of the air transport sector. It deals with services "auxiliary" to air transport, namely maintenance repair and overhaul, airlines' ticket distribution, franchising, leasing, ground handling ,airport management and air navigation services. These services represent all together hundreds of billions of dollars of turnover and hundreds of thousands of jobs, but they are very rarely dealt with in the academic literature, be it economic or legal. This publication is the second of several volumes in this compilation.
• Aircraft repair and maintenance (MRO)
• Airline ticket distribution
Computer reservation systems services:
- Selling and marketing of air transport services
- Ticket emission services (passengers and cargo aspects)
• Services auxiliary to all modes when delivered in an air transport context (freight forwarding and warehousing)
Economic & regulatory developments:
- Multilateral developments ( ICAO, Cape Town Treaty)
- Bilateral and national developments
• Ground handling, catering and refuelling
• Airport management services, including charging systems
• Air traffic control services, including charging systemsPublished March 2007 | 134 pages | 297 x 210 mm | Weight: 0.500 kg
The first two publications will be followed at the end of 2007-beginning of 2008 by several volumes containing a Quantitative Air Services Agreements Review (QUASAR), which will provide the first universal and detailed assessment of the degree of openness of the 2000 publicly available bilateral air services agreements and a measure of the traffic they cover. These volumes will be accompanied by a CD-ROM containing a search and visualization software.