Singapore signs Open Skies Agreement with Cape Verde

SINGAPORE has signed a new Open Skies Agreement (OSA) with Cape Verde.

The OSA lets both Singapore and Cape Verde airlines fly between Singapore and any points on the island, via and beyond to any third country.

There will be no restrictions in capacity, frequency or aircraft type.

The agreement was signed today by Minister for Transport Mr Lui Tuck Yew and Ms Sara Maria Duarte Lopes, Minister of Infrastructure and Maritime Economy of Cape Verde.

Mr Lui said the signing of the OSA reflects the warm bilateral ties between Singapore and Cape Verde.

"This agreement underscores both countries' commitment to establish a fully liberal air services framework that will allow our carriers to react quickly to market demand when opportunities arise," he said.

This signing came as part of Cape Verde Prime Minister Maria Neves' official visit to Singapore from Sept 21 to 24.

Cape Verde is an island country located off the coast of Western Africa in the central Atlantic Ocean.

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