Bhutan and Myan­mar signed new air ser­vice agree­ment

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Atwo mem­ber del­e­ga­tion led by Di­rec­tor Gen­eral (DG), Depart­ment of Civil Avi­a­tion, Min­istry of Trans­port, the Repub­lic of Union of Myan­mar ar­rived in Thim­phu on 23rd May 2016 to hold con­sul­ta­tions on the re­vised Air Ser­vice Agree­ment be­tween Bhutan and Myan­mar.

The re­vised Air Ser­vice Agree­ment was signed on 24th May 2016 in the cap­i­tal by the Di­rec­tor, Bhutan Civil Avi­a­tion Au­thor­ity and DG, De­part- ment of Civil Avi­a­tion of Myan­mar.

The new Agree­ment will al­low Bhutan to ex­er­cise third and fourth free­dom traf­fic rights and fifth free­dom traf­fic rights. The des­ig­nated air­line(s) of Bhutan will have the right to op­er­ate its flights to ad­di­tional routes from Myan­mar to Sin­ga­pore or Malaysia. It would also al­low the govern­ment to des­ig­nate Bhutan Air­line as the sec­ond air­line of Bhutan.

The first air ser­vice agree­ment be­tween the two coun­tries was signed in Au­gust 2002. The re­vi­sion of the air ser­vice agree­ment was ini­ti­ated by the Min­istry of In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions upon the di­rec­tives from the Prime Min­is­ter to pro­mote tourism and peo­pleto-peo­ple con­tact be­tween Bhutan and Myan­mar.

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