Flights to UAE destinations
Flights to and from, and within the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Flights and airlines to international airport destinations in the UAE - Abu Dhabi AUH, Sharjah SHJ, Al Ain, Ras Al Khaimah RKT, Fujairah, Dubai DXB, Jebel Ali (Al Maktoum Dubai World Central international airport DWC). List of Air Services agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) between the UAE and other countries.
Passenger Airline Flights to and from United Arab Emirates (UAE)
- See Abu Dhabi Airport and Etihad Airlines information.
- ADAC - Abu Dhabi Airports Company (more information below).
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC)
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), tel +971-2-5055000, was incorporated in March 2006 and operates and manages the following airports in the UAE
- Abu Dhabi International Airport (from September 2006)
- Al Ain International Airport (from September 2006)
- Sir Bani Yas Island Airport (from 2008)
- Delma Island Airport (from 2008)
- Al Bateen Private Jet Airport (from 2008), formerly Al Bateen Military Airbase
Domestic flights to & from locations in Abu Dhabi emirate
- Abu Dhabi
- Al Ain
- Dalma Island
- Discovery Islands
- Eastern Express (Al Hajjar Air) - planned to offer domestic flights between Abu Dhabi and Fujairah
- Gulf Aviation or Gulf Air? Flights between Abu Dhabi and Dubai on a Fokker aircraft in 1960s, 1970s and/or 1980s? Unconfirmed, no longer operating if they were.
- Ras Al Khaimah to Abu Dhabi flights - RAK Airways, starting 03 October 2012
- Rotana Jet (Rotana Jet Aviation, Rotana Airways) - operates domestic flights from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain, Dalma Island (Delma Is), Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), Ruwais, Sharjah, Sir Baniyas Island (see below), but not Dubai (at least, not in 2012). See Rotana Jet flight schedule for more information.
- Sir Baniyas Island
Sir Bani Yas Island
- Sir Bani Yas Island - ICAO airport code OMBY, IATA airport code not found, not known, or doesn't exist.
- Press release 12 Nov 2008 about ADAC management of airport said "The aerodrome at Sir Bani Yas Island will feature a Main Terminal (Terminal 1) for domestic and international flights as well as a Marine Terminal. The Main Terminal is operated by Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) while the Marine Terminal is operated by the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC)." Flights to and from Sir Bani Yas Island include:
- Abu Dhabi Aviation (from Mar 2009, Sat & Thu). No longer operating?
- Empire Aviation (Etihad Airways division) (from Jan 2009, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun). No longer operating?
- Rotana Jet (from Jun 2012) - 3x weekly on Tu, Th, Sa from Al Bateen Executive Airport (AZI) in Abu Dhabi, flight duration 30 mins.
- Seaplane service - Abu Dhabi to Sir Bani Yas Island, one way flight AED 650. Operated by TDIC? No longer in operation.
- TDIC - press release 12 Nov 2008 announcing ADAC management of new air terminal at Sir Baniyas Island said "The new terminal will begin receiving dedicated scheduled flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport to Sir Bani Yas Island later in December when passengers arrive on TDIC’s two Cessna Caravan aircraft. The new air service will have a flight time of 45 minutes to the island which lies 240 kilometres from the UAE capital." No further information supplied.
Al Bateen Airport Abu Dhabi (AZI)
- ICAO 4-letter airport code OMAD, IATA 3-letter airport code AZI.
- Flights to any city in the world with Mutahida Airways. And you get to drive there yourself ... in their Boeing 747-400 aircraft simulator. Operations start mid-2010 according to a press release May 2010.
- ICAO airport code not found or unknown. IATA airport code QAJ (not confirmed)?
- No airport yet but Ajman International Airport phase I construction scheduled to start mid 2008 and completion by 2009. At least that was the plan.
- As of mid 2009 it doesn't look like construction has even started yet, let alone be anywhere near completion.
- Maybe something like 2015 or 2020 is more realistic, if the airport ever does get off the ground (excuse the pun).
Ajman plane crashes and incidents
- January 2011 - light aircraft crashed in Ajman with one person dead - the pilot.
Al Ain International Airport General Manager is Faris Al Mazrouei (as of 27 February 2010 press release).
- Ariana Afghan Airlines - weekly Kabul, Afghanistan to Al Ain, UAE on Thursdays (FG403 dep 2100, arr 2400) and Al Ain - Kabul flights on Fridays (FG404 dep 0230, arr 0600). Economy and business class on Boeing B727-200 aircraft. ADAC press release 27 February 2010.
- Etihad Airlines (via Abu Dhabi)
- Air India Express IX (budget) - COK, CCJ
- Midex Airlines - license awarded 2007, passenger services possibly from early 2008. Cargo flights to Orly in France, Mumbai and Kochi in India, Dhaka in Bangladesh, Istanbul and Beirut, unknown if passenger flights to same destinations. China and Sri Lanka also possible destinations (info from Reuters 15 Jan 2008).
- Oman Air - Muscat, daily flights, start date 05 May 2010
- Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
- Royal Jordanian
Al Ain International Airport incidents and crashes
- 27 Jan 2011 - a Grumman 21T light aircraft operated by Triple S Aviation (TSA), on a flight from Al Ain to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, crashed shortly after takeoff and caught fire at around 2000 (8pm). Four American citizens were killed in the crash. GCAA statement issued 28 February 2011, an investigation is underway. 28 Nov 2013 update: The GCAA released a report (GCAA Publishes the Investigation Final Report of McKinnon G-21G Fatal Accident, Al Ain International Airport - UAE, 27 February 2011) saying that pilot error was the cause of the accident. GCAA noted a lack of maintenance on the aircraft but did not conclude that it was a major contributory factor.
Some statements from the report ...
- The cause of the Accident, as determined by the AAIS, was a PIC lapse in judgment and failure to exercise due diligence when he decided to enter into a steep left turn at inadequate height and speed.
- The contributing factors to the Accident were the PIC’s self-induced pressure to rapidly complete the post-maintenance flight, his desire to expedite the requested circuit in the pattern, his lack of recent experience in the Aircraft type and also that the flight was single pilot IFR which requires a high standard of airmanship.
- The witnesses’ statements did not indicate that maintenance or repairs were performed during the time that the Aircraft was on the ground at Al Ain Airport until the day of the Accident. The maintenance was limited to general maintenance services and extra bladder fuel tank work. The Investigation believes that there were no major mechanical defects that could have contributed to the Accident.
Flights to and from Dubai (DXB) and Jebel Ali (DWC)
- See Dubai flight information and Emirates Airline flights.
- See Al Maktoum Airport Jebel Ali information for DWC flights (Dubai World Central, airport code is DWC not JXB).
Flights to and from Fujairah (FJR)
- See Fujairah Airport information
Flights to and from Ras Al Khaimah Airport (RKT)
- See RAK International Airport (Ras Al Khaimah International Airport) information page (content moved).
Flights to and from Sharjah International Airport (SHJ)
ICAO airport codes for the UAE (4-letter airport codes) (not confirmed)
- OM - United Arab Emirates (UAE)
- OM10 Yas Island Airport
- OM11 Abu Dhabi Northeast Airport (aerodrome) - is not AUH
- OMAA (IATA code AUH) Abu Dhabi International Airport
- OMAB Buhasa Airport (civil) (Buhasah?)
- OMAC Asab Airport (civil)
- OMAD (IATA code AZI) Al Bateen Airport
- OMAH Al Hamra Air Force Base?
- OMAJ Jebel Dhana Airport (Jabel Dana, Danna, Dhanna, Dhannah, Dannah, etc)
- OMAL (IATA code AAN) Al Ain International Airport
- OMAM (IATA code DHF) Al Dhafra Air Force Base Abu Dhabi (military) (Al Dhafrah)
- OMAQ Quarmain / Qarnayn Airport
- OMAR Arzana Airport (Arzanah)
- OMAS Das Island Airport
- OMAZ Zirku Airport
- OMBY Sir Bani Yas Island Airport
- OMD - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Not an airport in the UAE, or anywhere, but they have cool music.
- OMDB (IATA code DXB) Dubai International Airport (Dubay, Dubayy)
- OMDL Delma Island Airport
- OMDM Minhad (Mindhab) Air Base, Airport, Dubai (military)
- OMDW (IATA code DWC) Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai. Previously called Jebel Ali International Airport (IATA airport code JXB not confirmed).
- OMFJ (IATA code FJR) Fujairah International Airport (Al Fujeirah, Fujaira, Fujeira)
- OMRK (IATA code RKT) Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (Khayma, Khaymah, Khaima)
- OMSJ (IATA code SHJ) Sharjah International Airport (Sharja)
- OMSN Sir Abu Nair Airport
- OMUQ Um Al Quwain Airport (Umm El Qwain, Qawian, Quwian, etc)
Air Services agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs)
- 07 Jul 2012 (WAM) - the UAE signed an ASA with Uruguay, bringing the total number of ASAs signed to 150 countries.
- 26 Apr 2012 (WAM) - the UAE has air services agreements (ASA) with 146 countries, of which 106 are open skies or fully liberal arrangements.
Designated airline carrriers of the UAE, with IATA codes, are EK (Emirates Airlines), EY (Etihad Airways), FZ (FlyDubai), G9 (Air Arabia), RT (RAK Airways). The UAE GCAA is the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority. An ASA is an Air Services Agreement.
- Algeria (21 Jul 2012 - WAM) - the UAE GCAA signed an ASA with the Government of Algeria, and an MoU for updating a previous ASA inked in Abu Dhabi on 4th February 1992. The new ASA is an open skies agreement which allows full flexibility on routes, capacity, frequencies, aircraft types, cargo or passenger services, and exercise of third and fourth freedoms.
- Armenia (20 Nov 2012 - WAM) - ASA signed with the Republic of Armenia - any number of designated airlines of both Armenia and UAE will have the right to perform scheduled air services between both countries, including the exercise of fifth freedom traffic rights.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina (21 May 2011 - The Balkan Chronicle) - UAE and Bosnia & Herzegovina initialed an Air Services Agreement (ASA) and signed a Memorandum of Understanding. UAE designated airlines are EY, EK, RT, G9, FY. Bosnia & Herzegovina designated airlines to be named later. The ASA allows for unrestricted frequencies, capacity, and types of aircraft, passenger or cargo services, to be operated by the designated airlines of each country on routes between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the UAE. The same report said that Air Arabia would launch a flight between Dubai and Tuzla (might be an error since Air Arabia operates out of Sharjah, not Dubai).
- Bulgaria (18 Jul 2009 - WAM) UAE and Bulgaria signed an ASA and MOU on 16 July 2009. Signatories were Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of the UAE GCAA, and Ludmil Manassiev, Director General of the General Civil Aviation Administration of the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport. Designated airlines are Air Arabia, Emirates, Etihad, FlyDubai, RAK Airways for the UAE, and Bulgaria Air for Bulgaria. Agreement allows 3rd, 4th, and 5th freedoms, unrestricted passenger and cargo transport on the designated airlines, and double taxation avoidance for airline revenue and employee income.
- Burkina Faso (11 Oct 2010) - signed by Mr Moumouni Diegumde, Director General of Civil Aviation in Burkina Faso¹.
- Cambodia (22 Dec 2010) - air services agreement (ASA) signed between the UAE and the Kingdom of Cambodia in Phnom Penh. UAE designated carriers are EK, EY, FZ, G9, RT. Each carrier allowed one daily flight, third and fourth freedom traffic rights between Cambodia and UAE, and fifth freedom traffic rights through Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and to 3 other points beyond to be chosen by the carriers. An MoU will be signed in the UAE in Q1 2011.
- China (WAM 21 Aug 2013) - Record of Discussion signed in Yinchuan, Ningxia on 15 Aug 2013, with representatives from Air Arabia, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, and flydubai attending. The agreement is for an increase in services between the UAE and Kashgar, Urumqi, Xining, Yinchuan, and Zhengzhou. China also agreed to unlimited frequencies with 3rd, 4th and 5th freedom traffic rights at Haikou, Sanya, and Yinchuan for passenger, combination, and all-cargo services for the designated airline(s). Designated airlines not named but presumably include EK, EY, FZ, and G9 from the UAE. Unknown if RT (RAK Airways) also included, or which Chinese airlines included.
- Colombia (01 Jun 2009) Air Services Agreement (ASA) between the UAE GCAA and the Civil Aviation Authority of Colombia (CAAC). UAE designated airlines are Air Arabia, Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways, FlyDubai, and RAK Airways. Designated airlines for Columbia not yet determined. Flight frequency of up to 28 per week for passenger services and 28 per week for cargo services, 5th freedom rights included in MoU. Unrestricted passenger flights permitted to Armenia (in Colombia), Barranquilla, Cartagena, Providence Island, San Andres, and Santa Marta.
- Comoros (WAM 20 Aug 2012) - UAE Cabinet meeting approved an ASA with Comoros, details not supplied.
- Cote D'Ivoire (04 Dec 2011) - Air Services Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed, and Air Services Agreement (ASA) initialed with the UAE. Designated airlines of both countries will have the right to perform scheduled air services. UAE designated airlines are EK, EY, FZ, G9, RT. Cote d'Ivoire designated airlines to be named later. MoU allows full flexibility on the routes, capacity, number of frequencies and types of aircraft, in any type of service (passenger or cargo), also includes the exercise of fifth freedom traffic rights, and unrestricted non-scheduled operations between the two countries (WAM news report 06 Dec 2011).
- Croatia (signed 07 Apr 2011, reported 10 Apr 2011) - open air services Memorandum of Understanding signed, and an Air Services Agreement initialed, for any number of designated airlines of both parties to perform scheduled air services. UAE designated airlines are Air Arabia, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Fly Dubai, and RAK Airways. Croatian designated airlines are Croatia Airline, Dubrovnik Airline, and Trade Air. Agreements allow for full flexibility on routes, capacity, frequencies, aircraft types, service type (passenger or cargo), and also include fifth freedom traffic rights and unrestricted non-scheduled operations between both countries.
- Cyprus (signed 09 Oct 2009 in Nicosia, Cyprus by Mr Omar Bin Ghaleb, Deputy DG of UAE GCAA, and Mr Michael Constantinides, Permanent Secretary Cyprus Ministry of Communications and Works) air services agreement modified to increase weekly flights to a total of 9 for 3 designated carriers - EK, EY, and G9 (FlyDubai and RAK Airways not included). Previous UAE-Cyprus air services agreement signed on 07 December 1999 (12 October 2009 press release). Update 19 Nov 2012 - the UAE signed an air services Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and initialed an Air Services Agreement (ASA) with the Republic of Cyprus in Nicosia, allowing for designated airlines of both countries to perform scheduled air services (EK, EY, FZ, G9, RT from UAE and Cyprus Airways from Cyprus). The MoU allows full flexibility on routes, capacity, frequency, types of aircraft, passenger or cargo service, and unrestricted non-scheduled operations between both countries (WAM).
- Dominican Republic (04 Oct 2009) air services agreement for EK, EY, FZ, G9, RT with unrestricted aircraft types, cargo flights, passenger flights. Signed by GCAA Director General Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, and Luis Rodriguez.
- El Salvador (23 Oct 2012 - WAM) - air services Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed, and Air Services Agreement (ASA) initialed. Agreement that any number of designated airlines of both UAE and El Salvador can operate scheduled air services between the two countries. UAE designated airlines are EK, EY, FZ, G9, RT. El Salvador designated airlines to be named later. MOU allows full flexibility on routes, capacity, frequency, types of aircraft, passenger or cargo services, includes fifth freedom traffic rights, and allows unrestricted non-scheduled or charter flights.
- Estonia (14 Jul 2009 - WAM) Air Services Agreement and Record of Discussions signed between UAE and Estonia. Unrestricted passenger or cargo flights permitted between the two countries on designated airlines (Air Arabia, Emirates, Etihad, FlyDubai, RAK Airways for UAE, and to be decided by Estonia), and third, fourth, and fifth freedoms permitted.
- Ethiopia - MoU signed in June 2007 between Ethiopia and Abu Dhabi (not UAE) according to WAM news 30 Oct 2012 about suspended Etihad flights to Addis Ababa.
- Finland (25 Oct 2011 - WAM) - Air Services Agreements (ASA) finalised with Finland, and Agreed Minutes on air services signed with Scandinavia (Norway, Denmark and Sweden). UAE designated airlines are EK, EY, FZ, G9, RT. Finnish and Scandinavian designated airlines not mentioned. Update 20 Aug 2012 - UAE Cabinet meeting approved an ASA with Finland (WAM news).
- Guatemala (11 Oct 2010) - signed by Sr. Juan Jose Carlos, Director General of Aeronautical Authority in Guatemala¹.
- *India (Apr 2013) - ASA signed between India and Abu Dhabi (not UAE?) to allow 50,000 seats a week for Etihad and Jet Airways flights between Indian and Abu Dhabi from 2013-2016. Information vague, not clear if capacity is total or an increase. Related to Etihad buying a stake in Jet Airways also announced in April 2013?
- Indonesia (21 Apr 2009) agreement to increase frequency with no capacity restrictions between Indonesia and the UAE. UAE national airlines designated as Air Arabia, Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways, Fly Dubai, RAK Airways. Indonesian National airlines designated as Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia Air Asia, Loin Air, Metro Batavia Air.
- Kosovo (23 Sep 2012) - signed an Air Services Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and initialed an Air Services Agreement (ASA). Any number of designated airlines of both Kosovo and UAE can operate scheduled air services between the two countries. UAE designated national airlines are Air Arabia, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, FLyDubai, RAK Airways. Kosovo airlines to be designated later. The MoU allows full flexibility on routes, capacity, frequencies, types of aircraft, passenger or cargo service, unrestricted non-scheduled or charter operations, and exercise of fifth-freedom traffic rights. Update 14 Mar 2014: air transport services cooperation agreement between UAE and Kosovo signed 13 Mar 2014 in Pristina (WAM report).
- Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan) (04 Oct 2009) air services agreement for EK, EY, FZ, G9, RT with unrestricted aircraft types, cargo flights, passenger flights. Signed by GCAA Director General Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, and Aleksander Nastaev.
- Luxembourg (21 Nov 2011) - Air Services Agreement (ASA) signed between Luxemburg and the UAE. Agreement signed by HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister, and Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg Minister of Foreign Affairs.
- Mali (13 Mar 2013) - WAM report of UAE cabinet meeting said "in addition to an air transport agreement with Mali" referring to agreements approved. No further details supplied.
- Mauritania (16 Jan 2011) - Air Services Agreement (ASA) signed between the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and UAE in Dubai. The ASA allows unrestricted frequencies, capacity, services, and aircraft types to be operated by the designated carriers between UAE and Mauritania. Unrestricted third, fourth, and fifth freedoms also allowed.
- Mexico (02 Oct 2009, WAM) - meeting between Sheikh Abdullah, the UAE Foreign Minister, and Juan Francisco, the Mexico Communications and Transport Minister discussed transport and tourism. Mr Francisco said EK, EY, FZ, G9, and RT could launch daily flights to Mexico.
- Montenegro (13 Mar 2011, WAM) - Open Air Services Agreement signed and an ASA initialed. UAE designated airlines are Air Arabia, Emirates, Etihad, FlyDubai, and RAK Airways. Montenegro designated airline is Montenegro Airlines. The MOU allows for full flexibility on routes, capacity, frequency, types of aircraft, service (passenger or cargo), exercise of fifth freedom traffic rights, and unrestricted non-scheduled operations between both countries.
- Nigeria (26 Apr 2012, WAM) - UAE GCAA signed an air services Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nigeria, designating Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Air Arabia and RAK Airways as UAE national airlines. Nigeria designated airlines to be notified.under the Agreement through Diplomatic channels. Etihad start flights to Lagos on 01 July 2012? Emirates already operate flights to Lagos.
- Panama (15 Nov 2010) - "open" Air Services Agreement (ASA) initialled and MOU signed with the Republic of Panama in Panama City. Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, RAK Airways, Air Arabia and FlyDubai designated as UAE national airlines. Compania Panamena de Aviacion S.A. (Copa Airlines), Parsa S.A. (Air Panama), Aerolineas Pacifico Atlantico S.A. (Aeroperlas) and DHL Aeroexpreso S.A. designated as Panamanian national airlines. Agreement allows unrestricted frequencies, services, capacity and types of aircraft between the two countries. Unrestricted third, fourth, fifth, and sixth freedom traffic rights allowed. Double taxation agreement recommended for revenues arising from airlines activities and income earned by employees when stationed in the territory of the other party.
- Paraguay (06 Oct 2013 approximately) - air travel agreement.
- Philippines (10 Sep 2012, WAM) - the UAE signed an "air services Confidential Memorandum of Understanding" with the Philippines which allows unrestricted frequency of passenger and all-cargo services by the designated airlines of each country between points in the UAE and the Philippines other than Manila. For Manila, passenger frequencies will double in the near future for carriers from both countries.
- Portugal (16 Dec 2010) - UAE as initialled an "open" Air Services Agreement (ASA), and signed a Record of Discussion with the Portuguese Republic in Dubai. The ASA replaces an old ASA signed on 02 May 2005 in Lisbon. Designated airlines of the UAE are AA, EK, EY, FZ, G9, RT. ASA allows unrestricted aircraft types, capacity, frequencies, services. Third and fourth freedoms allowed, and unrestricted fifth freedom traffic rights to European destinations.
- Romania (21 Jun 2011) - ASA signed to allow any number of designated airlines of both countries to operate scheduled air services with no restrictions on capacity, frequency, aircraft type (passenger or cargo) on routes between Romania and the UAE. Unrestricted third and fourth freedoms, possibly fifth freedom traffic rights while operating all-cargo services.
- Serbia (18 Oct 2009 - press release) - UAE and Republic of Serbia signed an MoU on 15 October 2009 and initialed an open Air Services Agreement (ASA) in Belgrade, Serbia. Signatories were Omar Bin Ghaleb, Director General of the UAE GCAA, and Modrag Miljkovic, State Secretary at the Serbian Ministry of Infrastructure. Agreement allows for unrestricted scheduled and unscheduled passenger and cargo air services between the two countries, including 3rd, 4th, and 5th freedoms, and a recommendation for an agreement to avoid double-taxation. Airlines covered include EK, EY, FZ, G9, and RK for the UAE, and Jat Airways for Serbia.
- Sri Lanka (14 Dec 2009 GCAA press release) - United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka signed an Air Services Memorandum of Understanding on 11 December 2009 in Colombo, to increase the frequency of flights between the two countries, and add FlyDubai to the list of UAE designated airlines (already includes EK, EY, and G9). The MoU was signed by Omar Bin Ghaleb, Deputy Director General of the UAE GCAA and K V P Rajunth De Silva, Sri Lanka Ministry of Ports and Aviation Secretary. An Air Services Agreement was previously signed in March 2000.
- Sudan (11 Jun 2009 - WAM report) - UAE signed an Open Air Services Memorandum with Sudan, allowing 3rd, 4th and 5th freedoms, unrestricted commercial flights by the designated airlines of the UAE and Sudan, and unrestricted private charter flights.
- Swaziland (23 Oct 2011 - WAM) - open skies Air Services Agreements (ASA) initialled between Swaziland and the UAE, and MOU signed. AA, EK, EY, FZ, G9, RT designated as national UAE carriers. Swaziland carriers to be named later.
- Swaziland (06 Oct 2013 approximately) - air travel agreement.
- Ukraine (17 Oct 2011 - WAM) - ASA signed with UAE. Allows any number of designated airlines of both countries to perform scheduled air services including full flexibility on the routes, capacity, frequency, aircraft types, passenger or cargo services, but excluding the exercise of fifth freedom traffic rights which is subject to the approval of the Aeronautical Authorities. UAE designated national airlines are Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Air Arabia, RAK Airways, and FlyDubai as UAE national airlines. Ukrainian designated airlines not mentioned.
- Uruguay (WAM 07 Jul 2012) - new air services agreement (ASA) signed on 05 July 2012 between the UAE and Uruguay for designated carriers to have full flexibility on routes, capacity, frequencies, and aircraft types for passenger or cargo services, and fifth freedom traffic rights.
- Vanuatu (11 Oct 2010) - signed by Mr Joseph Kasten, Advisor in the Civil Aviation Authority of Vanuatu¹.
- Venezuela (21 Nov 2010 press release) - Air Services Agreement (ASA) discussed "recently" with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Caracas. Designated UAE national airlines are EK, EY, FZ, G9, RK. Designated Venezuelan airlines to be named later. Draft ASA allows up to 28 weekly passenger flights, 16 weekly cargo frequencies between Venezuela and the UAE. Fifth Freedom rights for UAE Airlines up to 14 times per week for passenger flights to and from intermediate points in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, United Kingdom. Beyond points will be Bogota, Loma, Mexico City, Quito, San Jose, San Salvador. and Mexico City. Fifth freedom traffic rights for all-cargo services for UAE airlines up to 8 times per week to or from any intermediate and any beyond points. Fifth freedom traffic rights for Venezuelan airlines up to 14 times weekly intermediate points similar to UAE airline points, and up to 5 beyond points yet to be agreed.
- Yemen (27 Feb 2010 WAM report) - the UAE GCAA signed an agreement with the Yemeni Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to adopt an open air policy in all airports including the Sana'a International Airport which is undergoing expansion.
- Zambia (01 Oct 2009 press release) - open skies deal signed 30 September 2009 between Saif Mohamed Al Suwaidi, DG of the UAE GCAA, and Chitalu Kabalika, DG of Civil Aviation of Zambia. Agreement allows for unrestricted flights, aircraft types, cargo or passenger, and full 3rd, 4th, and 5th freedom rights for designated airlines - EK, EY, FZ, G9, RT for the UAE, to be announced for Zambia.
- 11 Oct 2010 (press release) - H.E. Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) initialled 3 Air Services Agreements (ASA) and signed 3 MOUs with government representatives from Burkina Faso, Guatemala and Vanuatu in Montréal, Canada at the 37th International Civil Aviation Organization assembly from 26 September to 05 October 2010. The MOUs and ASAs are to facilitate air services by the designated UAE carriers, and of the respective countries. The parties also agreed on exercise of fifth freedom traffic rights and on avoidance of double taxation in UAE and signatory countries.
UAE Bilateral Air Services and Traffic Rights under consideration or discussion
Reportedly at the Conference for Air Service Negotiations of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in Istanbul, October 2009.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Dominican Republic
- South Korea
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- www.air-valid.us - aircraft incidents and passenger opinions. No records of incidents for Sharjah or Dubai found; Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, and RAK airports not found (22 Nov 2009).
- www.aviation-safety.net/database/airport/airport-country.php?id=A6 - Database of UAE airport air crashes and incidents.
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