In light of the decision of the governments of Singapore and Malaysia to entrust Malaysia-Singapore Airlines Limited with the operation of the air services under their respective air transport agreements with the Indian Government, it was recognized that it was necessary to take into account the overall ambition of Air India, the Indian government-designated airline. , and Malaysia-Singapore Airlines Limited, in accordance with Article IX, paragraph 1, of the agreement and agreement signed between the Indian government and the Malaysian authorities. Subject to the provisions of the agreement, it was therefore agreed that Singapore Airlines believes that a significant North American presence is necessary to diversify its network and to offset pressure from Gulf airlines that have severely weakened in their main Asia-Europe and Australia-Europe markets. Although Singapore Airlines plans to resume non-stop flights in North America, these are symbolic services for strategic purposes. Singapore has been trying to reach an open skies agreement with Australia since 1996, but it has faced many obstacles. [41] [42] [43] [44] There are similar obstacles to concluding the OSA with other countries such as Indonesia[45] and the Philippines,[46] mainly because of protectionist attitudes and fear that it will not be a balanced agreement. [47] Article XIX Each contracting party may, at any time, notify the other party in writing that it wishes to terminate this contract. This notification is also forwarded to the International Civil Aviation Organization. When such notification is granted, this contract expires twelve months after the other party receives the notification, unless the notice period is revoked by agreement before the expiry of that period. In the absence of an acknowledgement by the other party, the notification is deemed to be fourteen days after receiving the notification to the International Civil Aviation Organization.

The designated airline of one contracting party has the right to terminate its services in the territory of the other party. The interest of low-cost airlines in serving the highly protected Singapore-Kuala Lumpur market was one of the main reasons for the partial exemption of the line, despite a possible commercial impact, particularly for Malaysia Airlines.