03 February 2007

Australia-UAE air services arrangements

A 1 February 2007 report in The Australian about Abu Dhabi-based airline Etihad Airways selecting Sydney (SYD) as the destination for its first services to Australia also outlines the capacity restrictions contained in the Australia-United Arab Emirates air services arrangements. It seems that non-Dubai-based airlines from the UAE are in effect restricted to seven services per week to Australia. Dubai-based airlines (read Emirates Airline) are currently entitled to operate 49 services per week.

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