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Singapore Concludes Open Skies Agreement with Kiribati

12 Feb 2018 News Releases

1.     Singapore has concluded an Open Skies Agreement with Kiribati on 12 February 2018. Under the Agreement, the airlines of Singapore and Kiribati will be able to fly any number of services between both countries as well as beyond to any third country, with no restrictions on capacity, frequency, aircraft type and routing. In addition, cargo carriers from both countries will be able to use either country as a hub for operations to any third country.

2.     The Air Services Agreement (ASA) was signed by Minister for Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport, Mr Ng Chee Meng, and Kiribati’s Minister for Information, Communication, Transport and Tourism Development, H.E. Mr Willie Tokataake.

3.     Mr Ng said, “We are very pleased to conclude this Open Skies Agreement, which will fully liberalise air services between Singapore and Kiribati. This is testament to the strong bilateral relationship between Singapore and Kiribati. This agreement will open up new opportunities for our carriers, enable greater movement of people and goods between the two countries, and benefit both businesses and people.”

4.     Singapore adopts a liberal aviation policy, and continuously seeks to enhance its connectivity to the world, to support trade, investment and tourism, and foster people-to-people and cultural links. With the Singapore-Kiribati ASA, Singapore has concluded Air Services Agreements with more than 140 States and Territories, of which over 70 are Open Skies Agreements.