The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers approved the directive "On Signing an Air Transport Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Singapore" and the directive "On Signing an Air Transport Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of Iceland" at a meeting on Wednesday. The directives are intended for implementation of the domestic procedures necessary for conclusion of the aforementioned agreements between Ukraine and Singapore and between Ukraine and Iceland, the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure said in a statement.
As the CFTS portal reports, the agreements will determine the procedure for regulating international flights during between Ukraine and Singapore and between Ukraine and Iceland and the procedure for designation of airlines, establish the conditions under which permits for regular flights will be granted to airlines and canceled, provide for mutual recognition of certificates of crewmembers, contain provisions on aviation safety, etc.
According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure, the air transport agreement between Ukraine and Iceland will also establish a mechanism for inspection of airlines to assess their compliance with the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization. It will not provide for restrictions on frequency of flights, points of departure/arrival in both countries for regular flights, and the number of airlines that can be designated to perform such flights.
As reported earlier, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and Slovakia’s Prime Minister Igor Matovic have reached agreement on resumption of the Uzhhorod airport’s operation. The Ukrainian prime minister said that a green light had been given for resumption of the Transcarpathian airport’s operation. However, the corresponding intergovernmental agreement has not yet been signed.
According to the Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Ministry, the two countries plan to sign the agreement during Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi’s official visit to Slovakia.