Air services agreement finalized by UAE, Cyprus

An air services contract was signed recently by the United Arab Emirates with the Republic of Cyprus to raise the number of flights between the two countries. The United Arab Emirates was represented by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).

Omar Bin Ghaleb, deputy director general of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Michael constantinides, permanent secretary, Ministry of Communications and works, Cyprus signed the MoU in Nicosia.

The meeting was attended by the representatives from Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, Dubai Civil Aviation, Sharjah Civil Aviation, Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways.

As per the MoU, both the parties have decided to raise nine weekly frequencies for the UAE designated airlines.

During the meeting, both the delegations also agreed to amend article 3 in the Air Services Agreement signed on December 7, 1999. The agreement is related to Airlines designation to permit multiple designations. Both the sides arrived at an agreement to grow the number of the designated carriers up to three.

Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways and Air Arabia were designated as the UAE national Airlines by the UAE delegation.