The economic importance and scope of its aviation relations with the European Union make Tunisia an essential partner for the implementation of the Common Aviation Area between the two shores of the Mediterranean.
As part of the process of creating a wider Common Aviation Area with its eastern and southern neighbours, the EU negotiated a comprehensive Euro-Mediterranean agreement with Tunisia which has been initialled on 11 December 2017. This comprehensive agreement will result in an increase in the number of direct flights and boost trade and tourist flows between the EU and Tunisia. Beyond market opening, the agreement also provides a modern framework and high standards for a wide range of aviation issues, such as safety, security, passenger rights, air traffic management, economic regulation, competition issues or social aspects.
For further information and figures on EU-Tunisia aviation relations and EU aviation in general, please consult the Atlas of the Sky.
Communication on the Creation of a Common Aviation Area with Tunisia (COM(2008)603)
External relations with Tunisia