Global air transport policy tends to portray a very segmented view, focusing on impediments and challenges in different aspects of the air transport sector (e.g. air navigation, ownership control etc.). ICAO aims for a more holistic policy approach with particular emphasis on the user.
Movement of passengers, mail and cargo involving the minimum of transit points which;
makes the trip as short as possible;with optimal user satisfaction;at the minimum price possible.
makes the trip as short as possible;
with optimal user satisfaction;
at the minimum price possible.
In order to optimize connectivity; a strong supporting framework is needed. This includes, among other, market access (e.g. liberalization), optimal use of air navigations services (including ASBUs), aircraft, airport systems, facilitation and security, intermodality and airline activities.
ICAO has been contributing to improving connectivity in various areas (e.g. market access, consumer protection, etc.) by fostering various initiatives within that framework. This includes, for example, the facilitation of international agreements to liberalize the current restrictions through policy and guidance material.
ICAO participates in cross-industry efforts to promote sustainable synergies between air transport and tourism: