UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has signed final agreements on air transport services with the Central Pacific island of Kiribati, the South Pacific Ocean nation of Vanuatu and the cabinet of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The UAE remains to be the country with the most signed number of open skies agreements, reported Emirates news agency Wam.
Saif Mohamed Al Suwaidi, director-general of the GCAA, who signed on behalf of the state, said, “These final agreements implementing the open sky policy aims to explore new prospects and line up with aviation development march for the national carriers to enhance cooperation and economic bonds between UAE and the other countries.
“The GCAA strategy is to find growth opportunities and facilitate the commercial exchange process in the aviation sector. We are proud that the UAE is a pioneer and the country with the most signed open sky agreements, and is always exerting efforts to promote this policy globally.”
Al Suwaidi also confirmed that the signing of open sky policies aims to expand commercial and tourism relationships with countries, and support the development opportunities of all national carries in the UAE as well as stimulating free competition.
Air transport agreements between countries are governed by laws and principles established by ICAO to control air transport between regions of countries. The UAE encourages other countries to sign open sky agreements to facilitate air transport movement globally.
The GCAA is the federal authority which oversees the management of airspace and aviation movement in the country, GDN reports.