Published On: Tue, Mar 26th, 2013

US signs open skies agreement with Guyana

GuyanaGEORGETOWN, Guyana -- US Ambassador to Guyana, Brent Hardt, and Guyana’s Minister of Public Works Robeson Benn signed an open skies air services agreement on Monday in Georgetown, Guyana, formalizing the liberalization of the bilateral aviation relationship between the two nations. The open skies agreement entered into force upon signature.

The open skies agreement creates opportunities for strengthening the economic partnership between the United States and Guyana through closer links in transport and trade.

Open skies agreements permit unrestricted air service by the airlines of both countries between and beyond the other’s territory, allowing airline managements to determine how often to fly, the kind of aircraft to use, and the prices to charge. This agreement will strengthen and expand the trade and tourism links with Guyana, benefitting US and Guyanese businesses and travelers by expanding opportunities for air services and encouraging vigorous price competition by airlines, while preserving commitments to aviation safety and security.

The United States has open skies agreements with over 100 partners around the world.

Source: Caribbean News Now

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