Dubai – UAE: The United Arab Emirates represented by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has signed an open air services Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and initialed an Air Services Agreement (ASA) with the Government of Montenegro in Podgorica on 10th March 2011.
The agreement was initialled by H.E. Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Mrs. Mirel Radić Ljubisavljević, Deputy Minister for Air and Road Transport of Montenegro. Representatives from Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Etihad Airways and Emirates Airline attended the negotiations.
The two delegations agreed that any number of designated airlines of both parties will have the right to perform scheduled air services. The UAE delegation designated Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Air Arabia, RAK Airways and FlyDubai as UAE national airlines under the Agreement. The Montenegro Delegation designated Montenegro Airlines as its designated airline.
The MoU allows full flexibility on the routes, capacity, number of frequencies and types of aircraft, in any type of service (passenger or cargo). The signed memorandum also includes the exercise of fifth freedom traffic rights. In addition, both Parties agreed to allow unrestricted non-scheduled operations between the two countries.