Kenya and Somalia have on Wednesday signed Bilateral Air Services agreement in a ceremony president over by Roads CS Kipchumba Murkomen.
Murkomen and Somalia Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Hon. Fardowsa Osman Egal agreed that designated airlines will operate seven weekly passenger flights on specific routes and unlimited cargo flights.
“Kenya has this afternoon signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement with the Federal Republic of Somalia, represented by the Country’s Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Hon. Fardowsa Osman Egal, at Transcom House, Nairobi.
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The agreement allows designated airlines of each Contracting Party to operate 7 weekly frequencies for passenger flights on specified routes as set out in the schedule of routes annexed to the ASA, while designated cargo flights may operate unlimited frequencies.
It has also been agreed that the Civil Aviation Authorities of the Contracting Parties shall cooperate in the enhancement of mutual engagements in the field of civil aviation, capacity building, personnel training and experience sharing.
The Agreement will be implemented administratively pending its full entry into force on the date of the last notification through diplomatic notes by one Contracting Party to the other upon fulfillment of internal legal procedures as per the Treaty Making and Ratification Act of 2012,” said Murkomen