Cabinet approves amendments in the air services agreement

November 14th, 2007 - 2:03 am ICT by admin  
Article 9 (Capacity Provisions) has been amended by removing subsection 4 thereof which required advance agreement between the designated airlines of the contracting parties about their operational details.

Article 10 (Tariffs) has been amended. As per this amended article, the designated airlines of the respective parties are free to decide the fares based on commercial considerations and are not required to file tariffs for international air services between the territories of the parties.

Article 15 (Aviation Security) has been re-drafted as per our model standard clause.

Besides, a new Article has been introduced with regard to safety provision. This is as per our model standard clause.

A new Article has been introduced with regard to Co-operative Marketing arrangements, which would enable the designated airlines of both sides to operate code-share flights including third country code share.

The amendments have the potential to spur greater trade, investment, tourism and cultural exchanges between the two countries, besides bringing it in line with the developments in International Civil Aviation. (ANI)

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