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Jamaica/Singapore sign Air Services Agreement

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2013 | 12:51 PM

Jamaica and Singapore have signed an Air Services Agreement which will allow some airlines to fly freely between the two countries.



The deal was signed on behalf of the Jamaican Government by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr Morais Guy in London, England on Monday.



Under the Air Services Agreement, selected airlines can fly between Jamaica and Singapore, even via third countries, without limitations in the frequency of flights, capacity and the type of aircraft.



Guy noted that the agreement represents a sustained and coordinated expansion in Jamaica’s transportation sector, particularly as it relates to aviation



Singapore’s Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew, said the signing of the agreement reflects the warm bilateral ties between Singapore and Jamaica.



He added that the agreement underscores both countries’ commitment to establish a fully liberal air services framework which allows our carriers to react quickly to market demand when opportunities arise.



Guy is leading a delegation to the 28th International Maritime Organization Assembly which is expected to bolster Jamaica’s bid to be re-elected to the organisation's council for a two year period.



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