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Wed, 06/25/2008 - 14:16
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Pakistan signs Air Services Agreement with Spain

Karachi, June 25 (PPI) - Pakistan and Spain signed Memorandum of Understanding MoU for traffic rights and liberalised Air Services Agreement ASA initiated between two sides under which multiple airlines of both countries can operate unlimited passenger and cargo services between points in each state.

Airlines of both countries can avail co-terminal rights on limited frequencies on any two points of call in each state. Code share agreement has also been agreed.

Earlier ASA was restricted to operations of single airline with three weekly services and one destination in each country.

The new agreement signed in talks between delegations of two countries Tuesday in Madrid, Spain, liberalized existing ASA affording more space to their airlines to commence commercial operations providing opportunities to passengers for direct
economic and better services on new routes.

A Civil Aviation Authority press release here Tuesday said ASA text was modified in light of recently concluded horizontal agreement with European Union and bilateral agreement with UK. ASA is now in conformity with EC laws.

National airlines can take advantage of this accord and can launch new services for promtoing trade, tourism and people to people contact between Pakistan and Spain.

Pakistan delegation at talks was led by Additional Defence Secretary Haider Ali Khan while Spanish side by Deputy Directress General Air Transport Ms Beltran De Heredia.