UAE agrees air services deal with Venezuela
Dubai, November 21, 2010
The United Arab Emirates' General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has discussed an Air Services Agreement (ASA) with Venezuela.
The UAE designated Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, RAK Airways, Air Arabia and flydubai as UAE national airlines under the agreement. Venezuela will designate its airlines in due course.
The agreement draft allows to operate up to 28 weekly passenger frequencies, and up to 16 weekly all-cargo frequencies on the route between Venezuela and the UAE.
The agreement also entitles the designated UAE Airlines to exercise the full fifth freedom traffic rights on up to fourteen frequencies per week to and from the intermediate points in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Germany, France, Russia, Netherlands, United kingdom and Belgium. As for the Beyond points will be Bogota, Loma, Quito, San Jose, San Salvador and Mexico City.
The designated airlines of the UAE are also allowed to exercise the fifth freedom traffic rights on all-cargo services up to 8 frequencies per week to or from any intermediate and any beyond points of their choice.
Both delegations agreed also to extend favourable consideration to the requests of the designated airlines of the parties to operate non-scheduled charter, passenger and all cargo flights on the specified routes.
The agreement draft pointed out the designated Airlines of Venezuela rights to exercise the fifth freedom traffic rights on up to 14 frequencies per week for intermediate points similar to UAE airlines points, and up to 5 beyond points to be decided between the two parties.-TradeArabia News Service