On 22 March 2007, the European Union signed an Aviation Agreement with Malaysia aimed at removing nationality restrictions contained in the bilateral air services agreements between Malaysia and EU Member States. In fact, this “horizontal” Aviation Agreement does not replace the bilateral agreements between Member States and Malaysia, but brings them into line with EU law. According to this Agreement, European airlines have non-discriminatory access to the air transport market between the EU and Malaysia. Malaysia has bilateral air services agreements with 21 EU Member States.