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The DCA of Aruba and U.A.E.'s GCAA sign Air Transport Agreement

Posted 15 December 2016 · Add Comment

Edwin Kelly of Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba and Director General Saif Mohammed Al-Suwaidi, of the General Civil Aviation Authority of United Arab Emirates have signed a bilateral air transportation agreement.

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. 

Director Edwin Kelly said: “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.

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