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Fiji And Japan Expand Aviation Co-operation

Fiji and Japan have agreed to a series of modernised aviation provisions that will increase passenger and cargo opportunities for designated carriers, says Attorney-General and Minister Responsible for Civil Aviation,
08 Jul 2016 09:16
Fiji And Japan Expand Aviation Co-operation
Japan Civil Aviation Bureau , Senior Air Talks Officer, Sanae Mizuta with the Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

Fiji and Japan have agreed to a series of modernised aviation provisions that will increase passenger and cargo opportunities for designated carriers, says Attorney-General and Minister Responsible for Civil Aviation, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

The new provisions will also expand entitlements and improve safety and security, allowing for greater economic collaboration between the two countries.

The new provisions mark the first update to the air services arrangement between the two countries since 1993.

The new provisions allow for designated airlines of both countries to operate three passenger or cargo flights per week between Fiji and Japan, with an expansion to four flights per week beginning in late 2019.

They also provide the opportunity for designated carriers to code-share, and bring safety and security provisions more in line with international aviation industry standards.

“These new provisions will benefit airlines, tourists and shippers, and increase flows of investment and trade into both Fiji and Japan,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

“By granting more access to Fijian and Japanese airlines, we have set the stage for greater co-operation between our aviation industries and the establishment of direct routes between our two countries,” he said.

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