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20-Nov-2015 10:17 AM

Australia and UAE expand ASA with additional 28 frequencies each week from Oct-2016

Australia's Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss announced (20-Nov-2015) an expanded bilateral agreement between Australia and the United Arab Emirates allowing an additional 28 frequencies each week. Mr Truss said: "Under the new arrangements, carriers of Dubai will be able to offer up to 105 services (an increase of seven) every week to the major gateways of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Abu Dhabi-based airlines will be able to operate up to 56 services (an increase of seven) per week to these same ports." Mr Truss added: "The new deal provides unprecedented access for Australian airlines, with up to 168 services (an increase of 14) available to the UAE and beyond." The increased allocations take effect from Oct-2016. According to OAG, Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia, Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways operate services between Australia and the UAE. [more - original PR]

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