UAE signs 'open skies' agreement with Serbia
Dubai, October 18, 2009
The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has initialed an 'open' air services agreement (ASA) and signed a MoU with the Government of the Republic of Serbia, during Air Services Negotiations taking place in Belgrade, Serbia.
As per the MoU, any number of designated airlines of both parties will have the right to perform scheduled air services. The UAE delegation informed that its Aeronautical Authority designated Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, RAK Airways, Air Arabia and FlyDubai as UAE national airlines under the agreement.
The Serbian Delegation informed that its Aeronautical authority designated Jat airways as Serbian national airline under the agreement.
The agreement allows unrestricted frequencies, capacity and types of aircraft, whether owned or leased, to be operated by the designated airlines of each country in any type of service (passenger or cargo) on the routes between Serbia and the UAE.
The agreement also includes, in addition to the third and fourth freedoms, the practice of full fifth freedom traffic rights on all points of their choice without any restriction while operating any type of services (passenger and/or cargo, separately or in combination).
In addition, both parties agreed to allow unrestricted non-scheduled operations between the two countries and to recommend to their authorities to conclude an agreement for the avoidance of double taxation on revenues arising from their airlines’ activities and income earned by their employees when stationed in the territory of the other party.-TradeArabia News Service
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