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Open Skies Agreement with Guyana

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 25, 2013


U.S. Ambassador to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana Brent D. Hardt and Guyana’s Minister of Public Works Robeson Benn signed an Open Skies air services agreement on March 25 in Georgetown, Guyana, formalizing the liberalization of the bilateral aviation relationship between both nations. The Open Skies agreement entered into force upon signature.

The Open Skies agreement creates opportunities for strengthening the economic partnership between the United States and Guyana through closer links in transport and trade.

Open Skies agreements permit unrestricted air service by the airlines of both countries between and beyond the other’s territory, allowing airline managements to determine how often to fly, the kind of aircraft to use, and the prices to charge. This agreement will strengthen and expand our strong trade and tourism links with Guyana, benefitting U.S. and Guyanese businesses and travelers by expanding opportunities for air services and encouraging vigorous price competition by airlines, while preserving our commitments to aviation safety and security.

The United States has Open Skies agreements with over 100 partners around the world.

Additional information on Open Skies agreements can be found here.

PRN: 2013/0342


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