Belize and UAE sign open skies agreement

Posted: Saturday, May 6, 2017. 1:03 p.m. CST.
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By BBN Staff: The governments of Belize and the United Arab Emirates, through its General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), have signed an open skies agreement.Director-General of the GCAA, Saif Mohammad Al Suwaidi, representing the UAE, and Jose Manuel Heredia Jr, Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation of Belize, signed the agreement.

The agreement will now enable air traffic between the two nations with full flexibility on routes, capacity, frequency and types of aircraft, whether owned or leased, in any type of service and it also includes the exercise of fifth freedom traffic rights. This agreement is a part of the UAE’s mandate to expand trade relations with various countries of the world.

Al Suwaidi said that conducting air services agreements with other countries plays a crucial role due to its positive effect in boosting investment and tourism and to strengthen business ties between the UAE and countries from all around the globe.

Laila Ali Bin Hareb Al Muhairi, Assistant Director General of Strategy and International Affairs said: “This agreement guarantees sustainable growth for the national carriers of both countries. Also, it helps support plans and investments related to air transport that is being targeted by the national carriers in the United Arab Emirates”.

The UAE is working on urging other countries to sign open skies agreements that will eliminate all restrictions on international air transport movement.

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