Open Skies Agreement with the US ApprovedPolitics
Ulaanbaatar, September 14, 2023 /MONTSAME/. At its regular session on September 13, 2023,
the Cabinet approved the Open Skies Agreement between the
Governments of Mongolia and the US which was signed by the two sides during the
Official Visit of the Prime Minister of Mongolia
Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai to the United States of America.
As the Government announced 2023-2025 as the Years to Visit Mongolia, the Ministry of Road and Transport Development set a goal of expanding air transport relations, rapidly increasing flight routes and frequencies in a short period of time, and plans to conclude air transport agreements with about 10 new countries in 2023-2024.
The preparation for the Open Skies Agreement with
the United States had been intensified, the draft agreement was discussed and
supported at the meeting of the Government on December 07, 2022, and during the
Official Visit of the Prime Minister of Mongolia to the United States, the
agreement was signed on August 4, 2023. The establishment of the legal foundation for
direct flights between the two countries through the Open Skies
Agreement opens opportunities for increasing the cash inflow, improving
the competitiveness of national air carriers and expanding the air transport
relationships and flight network, in addition to enabling the passengers to have pleasant travel at a low cost.