Singapore signs Open Skies deal with Scandinavia

The government of Singapore announced on Tuesday that it signed three new open skies agreements, opening up its airspace to Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

The deal means that Scandinavian airlines now have unrestricted access to the Singaporean market and that Singapore Airlines has complete access to the skies of the three Nordic countries.

The agreement states that airlines from Singapore, Sweden, Norway and Denmark ‘will be able to fly between Singapore and any point in Scandinavia, via and beyond to any third country, without restrictions in capacity, frequency or aircraft type.’

Director-general and CEO of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Lim Kim Choon said to Reuters, “The conclusion of these agreements reflect the strong commitment of both sides in establishing a fully liberal air services framework.”

He continued: “These agreements will also generate benefits that extend beyond the aviation sector, promoting greater trade and investment flows between Singapore and Scandinavia.”

Singapore has opened its skies through reciprocal agreements with over 20 countries, the majority of which are members of the European Union.

Singapore Airlines flies three times a week between Singapore and Denmark on passenger flights and five times a week on cargo flights.