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Singapore and Bangladesh expand bilateral air services agreement

Singapore and Bangladesh have signed a Confidential Memorandum of Understanding (CMU) to expand a bilateral air services agreement, that would let airlines from both countries run more passenger and cargo services between and beyond them. At the moment, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, US-Bangla Airlines and Regent Airways operate daily passenger services. Singapore Airlines operates ten per week and Scoot operates a daily passenger service between Singapore and Bangladesh. The Permanent Secretary …

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Qatar and Belgium tighten aviation ties

Qatar and Belgium have signed an Air Services Agreement. The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, recently met with King Philippe of Belgium and the Prime Minister of Belgium, Charles Michel, during his official visit to Belgium. The Air Services Agreement that was signed by the two nations was geared to facilitate in the operation of commercial flights between them. The two nations also inked an academic …

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Fiji and Japan sign Air Services Agreement

Fiji and Japan have formalized the “Amendment of the Route Schedule Annexed to the Air Services Agreement” between the two nations. Fiji’s Minister for Aviation, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyumm, described the connectivity as beneficial for the economies of both Fiji and Japan. “We’d like to encourage the Japanese tourists to use Fiji as a bouncing boat to other Pacific Island countries. I think it’s an opportunity for other Pacific Island countries to …

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Ecuador expecting more tourist arrivals from Canada with Air Transport Agreement implementation

The number of Canadians making their way to Ecuador is projected to rise with the implementation of the Air Transport Agreement between the two nations. The pact was ratified on February 13 and would allow bilateral trade to benefit from improved air connectivity. It is also expected to bring in more Canadian tourists and retirees who are looking for the right place to settle down in during their golden years. …

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Qatar and Kuwait to bolster aviation ties

The Chairman of Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority, Abdullah bin Nasser Turki Al Subaie, recently met with the President of Directorate General of Civil Aviation in Kuwait, Sheikh Salman Sabah Al Salem Al Hamoud Al Sabah, to talk about ways to boost cooperation in civil aviation and air transport. Al Subaie pointed to the strength of the social and economic ties between the two nations and their eagerness to make it …

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Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Minister of Japan to move forward with talks for an Air Transport Agreement

The Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkevics, and the Foreign Minister of Japan, Taro Kono, recently met on the fringes of the Munich Security Conference. Rinkevics conveyed his satisfaction with the bilateral relations and a dynamic political dialogue between the two nations. Proof of this was the official state visit that was made by the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to Latvia last month and the visit to Japan …

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Singapore signs Open Skies Agreement with Kiribati

Singapore has signed an Open Skies Agreement with Kiribati that allows both nations to operate any number of flights between them. The agreement stipulates that flights would not have any restrictions or limitations on capacity, frequency, aircraft type, and routing. Additionally, cargo carriers coming from both countries would be allowed to use either country as a hub for operations to any third country. With this new agreement, Singapore has now …

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Zimbabwe: RwandAir granted air traffic rights to fly Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route

The Zimbabwe government has granted traffic rights to RwandAir to operate the Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route. The flights, which were issued on a fifth freedom basis, would start on May 16, this year. A well-placed source in the industry had this to say: “Rwanda Air has been given the traffic rights to service the Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route on a fifth freedom basis. The flights will resume on May 16, 2018.” Zimbabwe’s …

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Emirates Group signs MoU with Andhra Pradesh

The Emirates Group has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board to create a framework for collaboration in numerous aviation areas to support the rise of Andhra Pradesh’s aviation sector. The agreement paves the way for the sharing of industry expertise and the identification and investment opportunities that would allow for the development of the state’s aviation infrastructure. “The Emirates Group is committed to future …

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Nepal hopeful of getting approval from India for inbound flight route from the west

Nepal is looking forward to gaining the green light from India to operate an inbound flight route coming from the west, said a senior aviation official of the country. According to Sanjiv Gautam, the Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, flights heading into Nepal from India come from over Patna in the Bihar state. “We have been in dialogue with the Indian authority and hope to get …

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