UAE signs Djibouti 'open sky' deal
Dubai, February 12, 2011
The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said it has signed an “open sky” MoU with the Government of Djibouti, a country in the Horn of Africa.
The agreement was initialled by Omar Bin Ghaleb, deputy director general of the GCAA and Almis M. Haid, director of Civil Aviation Authority & Meteorology of Djibouti at a recent delegation meeting held in Dubai.
Representatives from Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Sharjah Department of Civil Aviation, Ras Al Khaimah Department of Civil Aviation, Etihad Airways, Emirate Airline, Fly Dubai and RAK Airways attended.
The two delegations agreed that any number of designated airlines of both parties will have the right to perform scheduled air services, said a statement from GCAA.
The UAE delegation designated Emirates, Etihad, Air Arabia, RAK Airways, and FlyDubai as the national carriers under the agreement, while the Djibouti delegation designated Daallo airlines and Djibouti Air.
The MoU allows unrestricted whatsoever on the routes, capacity, the number of frequencies 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 Djibouti and the UAE, the statement added.
The signed memorandum also includes, in addition to the third and fourth freedoms, the exercise of full fifth freedom traffic rights at any intermediate and beyond points 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, it added.-TradeArabia News Service
More Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Stories
- Top firms plan Dubai World Central move
- Ferrari Land theme park to open in Spain
- Hilton to open 125-room hotel in Saudi
- Abu Dhabi runway closed for upgradation work
- Etihad to fly three times a day to Moscow
- Etihad Regional to lease 4 ATR aircraft
- Etihad soars high with record $6.1bn revenue
- Plaza opens lounges at Bengaluru
- Mövenpick opens organic hotel in Egypt
- Abu Dhabi to expand trade engagement programme
- WTO in deal to promote adventure travel
- Iata cuts global airline profit forecast to $18.7bn
- Gulf Hotels plans $132m waterfront property in Dubai
- Yas Island targets German tourist trade
- Sharq Doha unveils Al Dana Garden
- Beacon technology 'ideal' to aviation industry
- Emergency drill to take place at Amman airport
- JA Resorts to launch high-end resort In Maldives
- $5.3bn hotel projects coming up in Saudi
- Hilton appoints new GM for Alexandria hotel
- Air Arabia opens new sales office in Bahrain
- Lufthansa aims high with 'First Class' service
- Emirates launches new service to Boston
- Dubai Airports 'powers down' for green initiative
- City Seasons opens 5-star hotel in Abu Dhabi
- Etihad alert on fog
- Bahrain F1 visa procedures issued
- Oman Air appoints GSA for Turkey
- $40bn investment in Gulf airports likely
- Celebrity chef to open restaurant at InterContinental