Qatar & Grenada strike air services agreement

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Qatar-Grenada partnership
Officials during the signing ceremony.

The State of Qatar has signed an air services agreement with the Republic of Grenada.

The agreement was initialed by Minister of Transport HE Mr. Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti and Prime Minister, Minister for Civil Aviation, Infrastructure, and Transportation of Grenada Mr. Dickon Mitchell.

As per the agreement, the national carriers of both countries can operate an unlimited number of passenger and cargo flights, with full transportation rights.

The pact, which brings the number of Qatar’s air transportation agreements with world countries to 176, comes within the framework of connecting Qatar with more air services pacts to allow its national carrier to fly to more global destinations.

“Following the signing ceremony, the two officials discussed Qatar-Grenada relations in the fields of transportation, civil aviation, and ports, and ways to further enhance them,” as per the statement.

Recently, Qatar signed an air services agreement with the Bahamas. The deal was part of a broader plan for Qatar’s national carrier, Qatar Airways, to fly to more global destinations.

Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism Mr. Chester Cooper and Minister of Transport Mr. Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti signed the agreement. Furthermore, the minister discussed different aspects of Qatari-Bahamian cooperation, including transport, civil aviation, tourism, and ports, among others.

The agreement could pave the way one day for flights on Qatar Airways to The Bahamas, as per the media reports.

Qatar Airways is also reportedly sending its technical team to The Bahamas for an on-the-ground visit of Bahamasair’s domestic operations next month.

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