The Philippines has announced it has entered into an air service agreement with Rwanda to open up the prospect for commercial flights between the two countries, the Philippines said.
The Philippine air negotiation panel, a multiagency body, signed on July 25 a memorandum of understating that contained the air service agreement with Rwanda, a small African country known for its lush forest parks and gorilla trekking tours.
Under the deal, both countries will get seven weekly flights for designated airlines and cargo operations of up to 400 tons.
Moreover, the air agreement allows these airlines to market services on third-country carriers provided that the latter have the appropriate route rights and are registered to a state that allows such operations.
The agreement marks the fifth air deal with an African country. The Philippines had previously signed air agreements with Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya and South Africa.