The UAE, represented by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), signed an open skies agreement with the Government of Belize.
Director-General of the GCAA, Saif Mohammad Al Suwaidi, representing the UAE, and Jose Manuel Heredia Jr, Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation of Belize, signed the agreement.
The agreement enables the designated carriers of both parties to operate with full flexibility on routes, capacity, frequency and types of aircraft, whether owned or leased, in any type of service and it also includes the exercise of fifth freedom traffic rights. This agreement is also in line with the federal government’s approach that looks forward to wider horizons in terms of trade relations with various countries of the world.
Al Suwaidi said that conducting air services agreements with other countries plays a crucial role due to its positive effect in boosting investment and tourism and to strengthen business ties between the UAE and countries from all around the globe.
Laila Ali Bin Hareb Al Muhairi, Assistant Director General of Strategy and International Affairs said: “This agreement guarantees sustainable growth for the national carriers of both countries. Also, it helps support plans and investments related to air transport that is being targeted by the national carriers in the United Arab Emirates”.
The UAE is working on urging other countries to sign open skies agreements that will eliminate all restrictions on international air transport movement.