Singapore opens sky with Scandinavian Europe

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Singapore, Jan 29 (UNI) In a bid to give a boost to its aviation potential, Singapore has concluded three bilateral Open Skies Agreements (OSAs) with Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

The agreement will pave the way for more flights from the airlines of Singapore and the Scandinavian countries, it was announced here today.

OSAs allow the airlines to fly between Singapore and any point in Scandinavia via and beyond any third country, without restrictions in capacity, frequency or aircraft type, said the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

OSAs are even more liberal than conventional OSAs, as it provides for unlimited ''hubbing'' rights for cargo airlines of Singapore and the Scandinavian countries.

As an illustration, a Singapore cargo airline will be allowed to base its aircraft at any point in Scandinavia and use this as a hub to operate to any other country, without any restriction on destination, frequency of service or capacity, said CAAS.

With the latest OSAs, Singapore has opened skies arrangements with more than 20 countries, including 13 with European Union ones.

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