Representatives from the governments of Jamaica and the United Arab Emirates have signed a memorandum of understanding to support the creation of an open skies agreement between the two countries.
The MOU was signed during the International Civil Aviation Negotiation conference in Mumbai, India.
The UAE delegation designated Emirates, Etihad, Air Arabia, RAK and FlyDubai as carriers approved to serve Jamaica
In a statement the UAE government explained the MOU "allows full flexibility on the routes, capacity, number of frequencies and types of aircraft". The signed memorandum also includes the exercise of fifth freedom traffic rights for operators at any intermediate and beyond points of their own choice while operating any type of service.