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JAPANESE GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO HONOR BILATERAL AGREEMENT; UNITED AIRLINES POSTPONES NEW YORK-TOKYO-SYDNEY SERVICE

 JAPANESE GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO HONOR BILATERAL AGREEMENT;
 UNITED AIRLINES POSTPONES NEW YORK-TOKYO-SYDNEY SERVICE
 CHICAGO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced that the Japanese government's refusal to honor the Air Services Agreement with the United States has forced the carrier to defer until Dec. 31, 1992, the inauguration of its planned extension of its New York-Tokyo service beyond to Sydney, Australia.
 "If U.S. industries are to compete for a fair share of world trade, the U.S. government must be prepared to demand that foreign governments honor their existing trade agreements," said Stephen M. Wolf, United's chairman and chief executive officer.
 The U.S. carrier announced last week that the Japanese government had refused to accept United's filing of a schedule that included the new service, placing the planned Oct. 25 start-up in jeopardy. Instead, the government of Japan said the flight could only be operated on a month-to-month basis under onerous conditions that would render the service uneconomic.
 "Japanese officials continue to persist in their disregard of the agreement governing air service between our two countries," Wolf said.
 Japan explicitly obligated itself in a 1959 inter-governmental agreement to permit all filings of schedules envisaging changes in capacity or frequency "to take effect on the date specified in said filing." The U.S. and Japanese governments expressly provided that if the government of Japan had reservations about any schedule "at the end of a six-month period of operation," consultations would be held to discuss those reservations.
 Additionally, Japanese officials assured the U.S. "that any schedule would be permitted to continue to be operated until mutual agreement is reached as a result of the consultations" or, failing agreement, until the more formal dispute settlement mechanisms of the agreement produce a resolution.
 Wolf added, "United believes that the U.S. government must insist that the government of Japan honor the agreement and allow the flight to be operated without conditions. Unfortunately, in the meantime, international passengers and shippers must continue to be deprived of the benefits of this important new service."
 United had planned to launch the new New York-Tokyo-Sydney service on Oct. 25 using Boeing 747 aircraft. Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Qantas currently fly between Tokyo and Sydney.
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