Bilateral Dialogue Between Kuwait and Maldives in the Field of Civil Aviation

A bilateral discussion was held between the civil aviation authorities of the State of Kuwait and the Republic of Maldives with the aim of updating the operational items between the two sides and increasing cooperation in the field of civil aviation to achieve maximum flexibility in the operation of air services between them for the economic benefit of the two countries.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) meetings held during the period from 27 September to 7 October 2022 in Montreal, Canada.

These talks resulted in the signing of a new memorandum of understanding during which the operating arrangements between the two countries were updated, taking into account the continuous growth in air traffic for passengers and air freight, and one of the most important results of the agreement is the removal of operational restrictions on the scheduled route, the agreement on the arrangements of the common code between the two countries, and the opening of the number of flights of any type of aircraft to exercise the third, fourth and fifth freedoms without restrictions.

Following the signing ceremony, the head of the delegation of the State of Kuwait Sheikh / Abdullah Ali Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah, Chairman of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation, said that this memorandum comes within the policy of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation towards opening the airspace, strengthening bilateral air relations with other countries, facilitating the operation of commercial passenger and cargo airlines of both countries, and to link Kuwait International Airport with the largest number of international airports in order to enhance air traffic between the two countries and encourage trade exchange between the State of Kuwait and the Republic Maldives and striving towards opening new global markets to serve passengers to and from Kuwait International Airport.