03 May, 2011
Dubai – UAE: The United Arab Emirates represented by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has signed an “open skies” air services Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and initialed an Air Services Agreement (ASA) with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Uruguay in Montevideo on 2nd May, 2011.
The agreement was initialed by H.E. Saif Mohamed Al Suwaidi, Director General of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Col. (Av.) Jorge Alvarez, Director General of Civil Aviation of Uruguay.
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 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.