Posted by Neil King
The UAE, as represented by the General Civil Aviation Authority, has formalised an Air Services Agreement (ASA) with the Bolivarian Republic Of Venezuela in Caracas.
During the discussions, the UAE designated Emirates, Etihad, RAK Airways, Air Arabia and flydubai as its national airlines under the agreement, while Venezuela is due to designate its airlines in due course.
The agreement draft facilitates the operation of up to 28 weekly passenger frequencies and up to 16 weekly all-cargo frequencies with any type of aircraft, whether owned or leased by the designated airlines of each country, on the route between Venezuela and the UAE.
Both delegations also agreed to extend favourable consideration to the requests of the designated airlines to operate non-scheduled charter, passenger and all cargo flights on the specified routes.
The ARA talks come after Emirates last week announced the launch of an "interline agreement" with US carrier JetBlue Airways aimed at offering travellers "seamless connections" to cities across the globe via New York's John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport.