EU airlines are also allowed to fly between the US and non-EU countries that are part of the European Common Aviation Area, such as Switzerland. EU and US airlines can operate all cargo flights under seventh freedom rights, meaning that US airlines` pure cargo flights can be operated from one EU country to any other country (including another EU country) and EU airlines` pure cargo flights can be operated between the US and any other country. country.  Norway and Iceland joined the agreement from 2011 and their airlines enjoy the same rights as EU airlines.  In response to the EU-US Open Skies agreement, British Airways has created an eponymous subsidiary OpenSkies, which will offer direct flights between the US and continental Europe for the first time.