UAE inks Mauritania air services pact
Dubai, January 16, 2011
The UAE has signed an agreement with Mauritania to enhance co-operation in air transport sector between the two countries including permission to fly unrestricted frequencies, capacity and types of aircraft.
The agreement was signed by Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Ministry of Economy and chairman of the General Civil Aviation Authority, and Yahia Weled Hadmin, Minister of Transport of Mauritania Republic in Dubai on Sunday.
Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, director general of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Abu Baker Al Siddiq Weled Mohammed Al Hassan, director general of the National Civil Aviation Agency of Mauritania too attended the ceremony.
The agreement consists of (23) articles including grant of rights, designation of air carriers for each country, principles governing operations of agreed services, customs duties and other charges, aviation safety and security, and settlement of disputes, said a GCAA statement.
It also includes articles for exchange of information, transfer of funds, commercial activities, code sharing and user charges, it added.
The agreement allows unrestricted frequencies, capacity and types of aircraft, whether owned, interchanged or leased, to be operated by designated airlines of each country in any type of service (passenger or cargo) on the route between the UAE and Mauritania.
The agreement also includes, in addition to the third and fourth freedoms, the practice of fifth freedom traffic rights on intermediate and beyond points of their choice without any restriction while operating any type of services (passenger and/or cargo, separately or in combination), the statement added.-TradeArabia News Service
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