Singapore Signs Open Skies Agreement with Czech Republic
19 January 2009
Agreement allows passenger and cargo airlines of both countries to operate unlimited flights between each country
Singapore and the Czech Republic have signed an Open Skies Agreement (OSA) that will provide full flexibility on air services operated by carriers of both countries.Under the OSA, Singapore carriers may operate any number of flights between Singapore and points in the Czech Republic, as well as beyond the Czech Republic to any other city in the world.Similarly, carriers from the Czech Republic will be able to operate any number of flights to and beyond Singapore.
The OSA was signed on 19 January 2009 in Prague by Mr Lim Kim Choon, Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, and Mr Ivo Vykydal, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Czech Republic at the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic.
Mr Lim said, "The signing of the OSA reflects the warm bilateral ties between the two countries. This OSA is a testament of both countries' strong commitment in establishing a fully liberal air services framework that enables our carriers to react quickly to market demand when the opportunities arise, although there are currently no direct flights between Singapore and Czech Republic."
To date, Singapore has concluded OSAs with more than 30 countries, out of which 16 are with European Union Member States.
As at 1 January 2009, Changi Airport is served by 83 scheduled airlines operating more than 4,600 weekly scheduled flights to 190 cities in 60 countries.
For more information, please contact:
Constanze Chia (Ms)
Assistant Manager (Corporate Communications)
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore