UAE, Costa Rica sign ‘open skies’ policy
Dubai, September 25, 2011
The UAE recently signed an “open skies” air services memorandum of understanding (MoU) and initialed an air services agreement (ASA) with Costa Rica.
The UAE was represented by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) while Civil Aviation Authority of Costa Rica represented the Central American country.
The MoU allows full flexibility on the routes, capacity, number of frequencies and types of aircraft, in any type of service (passenger or cargo). The memorandum also includes the exercise of fifth freedom traffic rights. In addition, both parties agreed to allow unrestricted non-scheduled operations between the two countries.
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 Airline, Etihad Airways, Air Arabia, RAK Airways and FlyDubai as UAE national airlines under the agreement. – TradeArabia News Service