Singapore has concluded an Open Skies Agreement (OSA)
with the Sultanate of Oman to allow for full flexibility of air services
operated by carriers of both countries.
The Memorandum of Understanding on Air Services
was signed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)'s
Deputy Director-General (Development), Mr Tan Lye Teck, and H.E.
Mohamed Bin Sakhar Al-Amri, Undersecretary for Civil Aviation
The OSA between Singapore and Oman allows
Singapore carriers to operate any number of passenger and cargo
flights between Singapore and points in Oman, as well as beyond
Oman to any other city in the world. Likewise, carriers of Oman
may operate any number of flights to and beyond Singapore.
this, Singapore has concluded OSAs with five countries of the
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman,
Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
glad that both Singapore and Oman have concluded an open skies
agreement, allowing carriers of both countries to take advantage
of the immense growth opportunities in air travel between
Singapore and the Middle East," said Mr Lim Kim Choon,
Director-General and Chief Executive Officer, CAAS.
"In 2008, passenger traffic between Singapore and the
Middle East grew significantly by 15% compared to the previous
year. Indeed, the Middle East is a region where we continue to
see increases in air
services even during such economically
challenging times," Mr Lim Kim Choon added.
With the Singapore-Oman OSA, Singapore
has concluded OSAs with more than 30 countries. To date,
Changi Airport is served by 84 scheduled airlines operating
more than 4,600 weekly scheduled flights to 191 cities in 60
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