The Chamber of Deputies approved last Tuesday, October 24, an agreement signed between the Dominican Republic and the government of Costa Rica to establish air services between both countries.
The agreement had been signed in the Dominican Republic on February 25, 2022, and seeks to promote airlines to fly over both countries, as well as to establish direct flights.
In this regard, the Executive Power requested the approval of the agreement, which is the result of the negotiations carried out by the Civil Aviation Board (JAC) of the Dominican Republic during the Thirtieth Air Transport Services Negotiations Conference (ICAN/2021).
The president of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Julio Brito, highlighted the strength it will give to air operations.
It contemplates the multiple designation of airlines that the two countries grant each other traffic rights of up to sixth freedom of the air for passenger, mail, cargo or combined flights; and traffic rights of seventh freedom of the air on cargo flights.
In addition, among the aspects established in the agreement is the facilitation of the expansion of international air service opportunities and options, in order to promote and implement “innovative and competitive pricing”.
Also, the agreement indicates that the airlines authorized by each of the parties will have the right to fly through the territories of the other party without landing; to make stopovers for non-commercial purposes and other details specified in the agreement.
On the other hand, Article 4 authorizes the aeronautical authorities of each party to have the right to deny the corresponding authorizations to any airline or to impose conditions on them.