South Korea and Spain sign open skies agreement
South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs announced it has signed an open skies agreement with Spain to meet growing air passenger and cargo demand (Yonhap, 09-May-2011). The agreement is the first of its kind between South Korea and a European country. Under the agreement, Korean carriers will be able to operate an unlimited number of times weekly to any Spanish destination. The carriers were previously only able to operate a maximum of four times weekly services to Madrid and Barcelona. Korean Air operates three times weekly Madrid service at present.