UAE inks 'open sky' air services deal with Panama
Dubai, November 17, 2010
The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has signed an “open” air services agreement (ASA) with the Republic of Panama.
The two delegations agreed that any number of designated airlines of both parties will have the right to perform scheduled air services.
The UAE delegation designated Emirates, Etihad, RAK Airways, Air Arabia and FlyDubai as UAE national airlines under the agreement.
The Republic of Panama designated Compania Panamena de Aviacion (Copa Airlines), Parsa (Air Panama), Aerolineas Pacifico Atlantico (Aeroperlas) and DHL Aeroexpreso.
The agreement allows unrestricted frequencies, capacity and types of aircraft, whether owned, interchanged or leased, to be operated by the designated airlines of each country in any type of service (passenger or cargo) on the route between Republic of Panama and the UAE.
The agreement also includes, in addition to the third and fourth freedoms, the practice of full fifth and sixth 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.
The designated airlines of both parties will also be able to freely enter into cooperative marketing arrangements including code share arrangements with any other airlines, according to the deal.-TradeArabia News Service