Mauritius set to liberalise air services further for enhanced connectivity
The government of Mauritius is poised to implement the Bilateral Air Services agreement with various countries to improve air connectivity by further liberalising air services, among which count cargo operations between and beyond the territory of the contracting parties, and codeshare as well as cooperative arrangements between countries. (Image: govmu.org)
Mauritius is poised to implement various Memoranda of Understanding and Bilateral Air Services Agreements with Austria, the Czech Republic, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda that were concludedat the International Conference on Air Navigation held in Indonesia in November 2014.
It may be noted that these agreements are expected to help further liberalise air services and improve the air connectivity between the island economy and other countries.
During the International Conference on Air Navigation held in Indonesia last year, agreements were reached on multiple designations, increase in additional weekly frequencies to Mauritius, codeshare and cooperative arrangements between Air Mauritius and airlines of the respective countries as well as cargo operations between and beyond the territory of the contracting parties.
The objective of the conference, coordinated by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), was to facilitate ICAO Member States in their bilateral (or multilateral) air service negotiations and to improve the efficiency of the process by providing a central meeting place for States to gather and conduct such negotiations at one location.
The ICAO is a United Nations specialised agency, created in 1944 upon the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention).
It works with the Convention’s 191 Member States and global aviation organisations to develop international standards and recommended Practices which States reference when developing their legally-enforceable national civil aviation regulations.