Qatar signs deals at ICAN 2017

Qatar, represented by the Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA), has participated in the tenth ICAO Air Services Negotiation Event (ICAN 2017) organised by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

At the event, civil aviation officials of the participating countries negotiated and updated agreements to regulate air transport rights among them.

The Qatari delegation was led by QCAA Chairman Abdullah bin Nasser Turki al Subaey.

The delegation held 26 bilateral meetings and negotiations with different countries that resulted in the signing of air service agreements with the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Chile and the island of Curacao. The air services agreement between Qatar and Sri Lanka has been updated and signed.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed with Turkey for adding Hatay City to Qatar Airways’ (QA) routes with three weekly trips, making the number of QA trips to Turkish cities 56 per week.

An MoU with Brazil on the possibility of operating cargo flights, in addition to flying seven passenger flights to various points in Western Europe in accordance with the fifth freedom, was also reached.

On the sidelines of the event, QCAA signed an MoU with Ghana, which will see the addition of seven flights to the country, making the number of passenger flights 21 per week. The MoU will also examine the possibility of operating QA trips in compliance with the fifth freedom.

The QCAA also signed an MoU with Jamaica to reach a consensus on the amendment of some items of the air services agreement between the two countries, which will be signed later.

Source: Civil Aviation Authority, Qatar