"The U.S. and Japan reached a landmark agreement Friday to relax limits on flights between the two countries, opening up the possibility of broader cross-border airline alliances and more options for air travelers." That's the lede this evening in a story from the Associated Press, via the New York Times. Read the entire story here.
What does it all mean? Read this flight blog post, from earlier this week, about the battle between American and Delta for control of Japan Airlines. After reading that, consider the fact that Asia, and Southeast Asia, are the fastest growing air markets in the world.
Read more about Open Skies agreements.