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Singapore-Philippines expand bilateral air services agreement

17-May-2010 9:19 AM

Singapore and The Philippines signed (14-May-2010) an expanded bilateral air services agreement allowing carriers on both sides to operate another 14 weekly services to/from Manila. In addition, carriers of both countries will have greater access to/from other Philippine cities. In 2009, Singapore-Philippine passenger traffic grew by 10%, despite the global recession. [more]

Singapore Government: “Air traffic between Singapore and the Philippines has seen healthy growth particularly in the past year, since the bilateral air services agreement was last revised in 2009. The expanded agreement therefore comes at an opportune time when economies in ASEAN and the Asia Pacific region look forward to robust growth as the world emerges from recession. With increased air services, carriers of both countries are now well-positioned to tap on the expected increase in travel demand in the region. We fully expect to see as an outcome, greater tourism growth as well as a further boost in trade and investments for both Singapore and the Philippines,” Lee Yuen Hee, Deputy Secretary (International) for Ministry of Transport. Source: Singapore Government, 14-May-2010.