UAE-Greece air services get boost



The UAE has renewed its air services agreement with Greece, allowing increased flight connectivity between the two countries, the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced in a statement on Sunday.


Under the new agreement, each country will have 28 passenger flights per week, more than treble the current quota of nine. Designated airlines of both countries can also operate any type of aircraft, and fly to an intermediate point of their choice between the UAE and Greece.


Signed by HE Mohammed Abdullah Al Salami, Director General of the GCAA, and Polytimi Tsatsarounou, Director of the Hellenic Republic’s Air Transport and International Relations Division (pictured above), the memorandum also recognised Sharjah-based Air Arabia as one of the UAE national carriers in addition to Emirates and Etihad.