China expands air transport agreements with Belt and Road countries

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com August 14, 2018 14:00

China expands air transport agreements with Belt and Road countries

Meanwhile, China has signed bilateral intergovernmental air transport accords with 125 countries and regions, 62 of which lie along the Belt and Road, according to an announcement from the CAAC. The country also signed the first regional air transport agreement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and held bilateral aviation conferences and expanded freedoms of the air — rights to enter and land in each other’s airspace — with Russia, Armenia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Israel, Mongolia, Malaysia and Egypt and other countries straddling the route.

China has direct air routes with 45 countries alongside the route with around 5,100 flights per week. CAAC also signed documents to cement civil aviation cooperation with the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, New Zealand and Australia.

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com August 14, 2018 14:00