Ukrainian airlines will receive from Kyrgyzstan the 5th air freedom, which will allow direct flights between the countries. The Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz Republic confirmed the information to 24.kg news agency.
«Negotiations on granting the 5th air freedom have been underway for a long time. On May 29, representatives of the aviation structures of the two countries met in Kiev and reached final agreements. Kyrgyzstan issued permissions to the Ukrainian side unilaterally,» the Ministry of Transport noted.
The 5th air freedom will allow the Ukrainian airlines to perform flights to the third countries with an intermediate landing in Kyrgyzstan with the right of commercial loading.
The parties confirmed the absence of any restrictions on flights between the countries regarding destinations, the number of carriers and flights. The creation of such liberal conditions should encourage air carriers to start regular flights between Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan, the Ministry of Transport noted.
«We have signed the contract. As soon as Ukrainian companies submit applications for flights, we will immediately approve them,» the ministry stressed.