Singapore inks OSAs with Czech Rep & Iceland

Singapore has concluded an Open Skies Agreement (OSA) with Iceland giving airlines from both countries full flexibility to operate air services between and beyond both countries, as well as via intermediate points, without restrictions on capacity, frequency and aircraft type. The Singapore-Iceland OSA is also more liberal than most OSAs, as it allows for unlimited […]


Singapore has concluded an Open Skies Agreement (OSA) with Iceland giving airlines from both countries full flexibility to operate air services between and beyond both countries, as well as via intermediate points, without restrictions on capacity, frequency and aircraft type.

The Singapore-Iceland OSA is also more liberal than most OSAs, as it allows for unlimited “hubbing rights”, also known as “7th freedom traffic rights”, for both passenger and cargo services. Singapore carriers may utilise these rights to base its aircraft in any point in Iceland and use the point as a hub for operations to third countries, without any restriction on destination, frequency or capacity. The same applies to Iceland carriers.

Singapore and the Czech Republic also signed an OSA which gives Singapore carriers the right to operate any number of flights between Singapore and points in the Czech Republic, as well as beyond, to any other city in the world.

Similarly, carriers from the Czech Republic will be able to operate any number of flights to and beyond Singapore. The OSA was signed on 19 January 2009 in Prague.