UAE, Cuba Sign Open Skies Agreement

AirbusA380EtihadHAVANA, May 27 (Bernama) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) had signed an open skies agreement with Cuba, which allowed the national airlines of both countries to operate an unlimited number of flights and plan flights to any points between the points of origin and destination.
According to Emirates News Agency (WAM), under the agreement, which was signed during a recent trip by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) to Cuba, the UAE designated all of its national airlines to conduct international air transportation with Cuba. The visit to Cuba, part of the GCAA strategy to expand the base of air services agreements, will serve the national airlines, increase trade exchange with other countries as well as boost people-to-people interaction, said GCAA Director-General, Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi. Suwaidi had led the delegation of officials and representatives of national airlines during the two-day visit to Cuba.
“GCAA, in collaboration with airlines and local governments, seeks to sign and continuously upgrade more agreements with other countries as UAE now enjoys economic openness to the rest of the world, ” he saod. To-date, UAE had signed more than 116 bilateral air services agreements with other countries, of which 114 were open skies agreements, WAM reported.