Guyana Signs Air Services Agreement With Saudi Arabia

  • On Monday, May 9, 2022, Guyana signed an air services agreement with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to promote and facilitate the expansion of international air services opportunities between the two countries. The agreement addressed matters pertaining to Grant of Rights; Designation and Revocation; User Charges; Recognition of Certificates and Licences; Tariffs; Commercial Opportunities; Fair Competition, and Environmental Protection, among other matters. 
  • Guyana and Saudi Arabia established formal diplomatic relations on February 22, 2012, and presently, there is no direct flight between Guyana and Saudi Arabia; however, this Agreement puts in place the legal framework that opens market access for airlines to operate and enhance competitive air transport services, trade, and economic growth between the two countries. 
  • Consequently, Minister Edghill explained that “through the signature of the Guyana-Saudi Arabia Air Services Agreement, we anticipate that it will serve as impetus for Saudia, the national airline of Saudi Arabia to explore air services to Guyana, Latin America and the Caribbean since the airline does not have a presence in this region of the world.” 
  • The signing of this agreement is in keeping with the government’s commitment to connecting Guyana with the rest of the world and complements the more than 50 Air Services agreements Guyana has established with the other ICAO States (International Civil Aviation Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations) for the development of the air link among States.

(Source: Kaieteur News)