Australia increases airline access to South Africa, Kenya

SYDNEY - Australia has signed a deal giving airlines greater access to routes servicing South Africa and Kenya, Transport Minister Anthony Albanese said Saturday.

By (AFP)

Published: Sat 28 Jun 2008, 6:51 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:13 PM

"These new arrangements will enable Australian and African airlines to take advantage of the growing tourism and commerce opportunities between our countries," Albanese said in a statement.

Under the deal, the number of weekly services Australian airlines can fly to South Africa will immediately double to 10, rising to 14 in October next year then rising again to three services a day in October 2010.

In return, South African airlines will be able to fly 21 flights a week to major Australians of Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane by October 2010.

Both Australian and South African airlines will have unrestricted access to each other's regional airports.

Kenyan and Australian airlines will be able to codeshare flights and daily services will be available to airlines from both countries.

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