Singapore and Malta ink Open Skies Agreement
Singapore and Malta have signed an Open Skies Agreement (OSA) allowing for full flexibility on air services operated by carriers of both countries, the civil aviation authority said on Friday, the dpa reported.
The OSA becomes fully effective on December 1, 2010.
"The OSA will enable our carriers to capitalize on market opportunities that arise in (the) future," said the authority's chief executive officer Lim Kim Choon.
The OSA will enable Singapore carriers to operate flights as frequently as desired between Singapore and points in Malta as well as beyond Malta to any other city in the world, the ministry's statement said.
Maltese carriers will be able to operate any number of services to and beyond Singapore.
The agreement was reached during consultations between the authority and Malta's Department of Civil Aviation.
With the Singapore-Malta OSA, the city-state has concluded OSAs with about 30 countries, including 15 in the EU.