Singapore has concluded an Open Skies Agreement with the Cook Islands on 7 February 2017. Under the Agreement, the airlines of Singapore and the Cook Islands will be able to fly any number of services between both countries with no restrictions on capacity or aircraft type, as well as beyond to any third country. In addition, cargo carriers will be able to base aircraft in each other's countries and use it as a hub for operations to 3rd countries.

2 The Air Services Agreement was signed in Singapore, on the sidelines of the High-Level Ministerial Study Visit for the Pacific Island States and Timor-Leste, by Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, and the Cook Island's Prime Minister and Minister for Transport, H.E. Mr Henry Puna.

3 Mr Khaw said, "The conclusion of this Open Skies Agreement reflects the warm bilateral ties between Singapore and the Cook Islands. Such a fully liberal air services framework will allow carriers from both countries maximum flexibility to respond to market opportunities."

4 Singapore has concluded Air Services Agreements with more than 140 States and Territories, of which over 60 are Open Skies Agreements.

Source: Government of Singapore (SG Press Centre)