14th of December 2016, 12:50 PM
On the cusp of the MEBAA Airshow, Director Edwin Kelly of Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba and His Excellency Director General Saif Mohammed Al-Suwaidi, of the General Civil Aviation Authority of United Arab Emirates executed a bilateral air transportation agreement, Monday December 5th, 2016.
Several years of negotiation and cooperation have led to this historic agreement between these two nations. On December 5th, these negotiations culminated in the moment of execution, which took place in Nassau, Bahamas.
This agreement will now make it possible for Aruba to be a destination for passengers traveling on flights direct from the U.A.E., such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Emirates Airline, a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai's Investment Corporation of Dubai, which is based and operating out of Dubai, U.A.E. Aruba’s sister island Curacao is currently one of Emirates routes for their cargo flights, making Aruba next on the list.
When asked about the agreement Director Edwin Kelly stated: “This air transport bilateral agreement between Aruba and the UAE has been many years in the making and as the director of the DCAA I am excited of the prospects this agreement can bring to our island, furthermore we look forward to developing a deeper relationship with the GCAA of the U.A.E.”
This agreement emphasizes the developments that the Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba is fulfilling to support Aruba’s tourism and economy.
By IASO News Department