Chad signs memorandums of understanding on air services with Oman and 4 African countries
Chad is more than ever at the heart of all initiatives that contribute to the establishment of a more integrated sky, particularly in Africa. The Central African country further demonstrated this commitment during its recent participation in the 14th Annual Air Services Negotiation Conference, organised by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAN-ICAO), in Abuja, Nigeria.
Chad is pursuing a policy of opening up its airspace. To this end, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has signed memoranda of understanding for the signing of bilateral air agreements with Mali, Zimbabwe, Oman, Cape Verde and the Democratic Republic of Congo. All these signatures were made during the 14th Annual Air Services Negotiating Conference, organised by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, in Abuja, Nigeria, from 5 to 9 December 2022.
"These agreements, which are fully in line with the effective implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision on the liberalisation of air transport in Africa, and in line with the Single African Air Transport Market, are likely to promote travel and trade between Chad and these countries," says Brahim Dadi, Director General of ADAC.
At ICAN 2022, the country also conducted negotiations with several other states with a view to signing BASA at ICAN 2023, which will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. "This is in line with the policy of the Ministry of Civil Aviation in its plan to develop air services to fully open up Chad," the Chadian civil aviation watchdog said.
These memoranda of understanding come after the three air agreements that Chad signed with Togo, Ethiopia and Kuwait on 29 September last, on the sidelines of the 41st General Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).