Singapore and Jamaica sign open skies deal

Singapore and Jamaica have inked an open skies deal that allows carriers on both sides to fly freely between the two countries. The deal was signed by Transport Minister Lui Tuck Lew (in photo) and his Jamaican counterpart Morais Guy. -- ST FILE PHOT
Singapore and Jamaica have inked an open skies deal that allows carriers on both sides to fly freely between the two countries. The deal was signed by Transport Minister Lui Tuck Lew (in photo) and his Jamaican counterpart Morais Guy. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN  

Singapore and Jamaica have inked an open skies deal that allows carriers on both sides to fly freely between the two countries.

The agreement also allows Singapore Airlines, for example, to fly to Jamaica and from there, to a third destination.

Carriers from Jamaica can do the same from Changi Airport.

The deal was signed on Monday by Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew and his Jamaican counterpart Morais Guy on the sidelines of the 28th International Maritime Organization Assembly in London.

Mr Lui said: "The signing of this open skies agreement reflects the warm bilateral ties between Singapore and Jamaica, and underscores both countries' commitment to establish a fully liberal air services framework which allows our carriers to react quickly to market demand when opportunities arise."