Singapore and Uruguay sign open skies agreement for airlines

Singapore has signed a new Open Skies Agreement with Uruguay. The agreement allows designated airlines to fly between both countries and it is more liberal than conventional ones, said the Ministry of Transport in a statement on Wednesday.

On top of allowing Singaporean and Uruguayan carriers to fly between both countries via or to any third country, it also grants carriers the right to base their aircraft in the other country.

For instance, Singapore carriers can use Uruguay as a hub to operate to any other country without restrictions on capacity, frequency or aircraft type. In addition, Singapore carriers can operate like a domestic carrier in Uruguay and mount any number of services between cities, and vice versa.

This brings the number of Air Services Agreements Singapore has with other countries to more than 120, of which more than 50 are Open Skies Agreements. Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim signed the agreement Wednesday with Uruguay vice-minister for foreign affairs Luis Porto.