President Surangel Whipps Jr. signed an open skies agreement with Singapore’s Minister of Transport S. Iswaran yesterday, according to reports from Singapore media.
The open skies agreement allows airlines from the two countries to fly any number of passenger and cargo services to and beyond to any third country with no restrictions.
Under the open skies agreement, there’s no restriction on capacity, frequency, aircraft type, or routing schedules.
According to the US Department of State, “Open Skies agreements do this by eliminating government interference in the commercial decisions of air carriers about routes, capacity, and pricing, freeing carriers to provide more affordable, convenient, and efficient air service for consumers” in relation to the similar agreement between EU and US.
President Whipps connected to Singapore after his trip to Washington, D.C, where he attended the meeting of Pacific leaders with US President Biden.