SINGAPORE: Singapore opens skies with Romania & Zambia

Singapore has concluded two separate Open Skies Agreements (OSAs) with Romania and Zambia to allow full flexibility on air services. The OSA between Singapore and Romania allows Singapore carriers to operate any number of passenger and cargo flights between Singapore and points in Romania, as well as beyond Romania to any other city in the […]


Singapore has concluded two separate Open Skies Agreements (OSAs) with Romania and Zambia to allow full flexibility on air services. The OSA between Singapore and Romania allows Singapore carriers to operate any number of passenger and cargo flights between Singapore and points in Romania, as well as beyond Romania to any other city in the world. Likewise, Romania carriers may operate any number of flights to and beyond Singapore. This brings Singapore’s OSAs to a total of 16 countries in the European Union.

The Singapore-Zambia OSA similarly allows both passenger and cargo carriers of each country to operate any number of flights between and beyond both countries to any other city worldwide. This is Singapore’s first OSA with an African country.

Both open skies pacts were inked during the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Air Services Negotiation Conference held in Dubai, in November 2008. The inaugural event was part of ICAO’s effort to implement a “one-stop shop” platform to improve the efficiency of the bilateral negotiation process through a central meeting place where countries can conduct several bilateral air services consultations with one another. With these two agreements, Singapore has concluded OSAs with more than 30 countries.