Uzbekistan to launch “open skies” regime at 4 airports
Baku, Azerbaijan, August 14
By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:
Uzbekistan looks to launch the “open skies” regime at Karshi, Nukus and Termez international airports, starting from Oct. 1, 2019, using "fifth air freedom", Trend reports via Uzbek media.
Fifth Freedom of The Air is the right or privilege, in respect of scheduled international air services, granted by one state to another state to put down and to take on, in the territory of the first state, traffic coming from or destined to a third state.
This decision was approved by the decree of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev “On measures for the further development of the tourism sector in Uzbekistan” of August 13.
Furthermore, according to the decree, the "open skies" mode is introduced at the Bukhara airport - using the "fifth air freedom" when transporting citizens of foreign countries.
The decree also instructed to conduct an inventory and review of intergovernmental agreements of Uzbekistan on air traffic in order to expand cooperation and increase the geography of flights by the end of the year.
During 2020–2022, flights with cities of foreign countries that are promising for attracting national and foreign airlines should be phased in. The list of such cities includes Kiev, Vienna, Cairo, Budapest, Doha, Athens, Brussels, Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam, Sofia, Warsaw, Bucharest, Prague, Geneva, Zurich, Munich, Izmir, Ankara, Mexico City, Ottawa, Toronto, Sydney , Fukuoka, Osaka, Nagoya, Hong Kong and 12 cities of China.
Moreover, all airports in Uzbekistan are entitled to independently determine the rates and fees for services provided to foreign and local airlines. They will be able to conclude agreements with local and foreign companies, on a competitive basis, for the supply of aviation fuel and fuels and lubricants, as well as contracts for their delivery to local and foreign airlines operating flights to these airports, including transit ones.
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