News from Ukraine: Ukraine and Lithuania remove all airspace restrictions

12:05 Jul. 26, 2016

Ukraine and Lithuania remove all airspace restrictions

Ukraine International Airlines (UNIAN Photo)

Ukraine continues to open its airspace to other countries all over the world

Lithuania and Ukraine agree to completely lift flight restrictions between the two countries.

This is reported by Ukraine's State Aviation Administration, referring to a number of departure/arrival points.

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"Now, Ukraine and Lithuania have no restrictions on a number of designated carriers, departure/arrival points and flights", said the statement.

Previously, two Lithuanian cities of Kaunas and Palanga were added to the departure/arrival network in Lithuania. 

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Photo courtesy - facebook.com/SAA.Ukraine

Ukraine continues to open its airspace to other countries all over the world. Recently, Ukrainian officials said that Ukraine is interested in establishing direct air links between the country's capital Kyiv and Toronto, the largest city in Canada.

In January 2016, the Agreement on common aviation area between Ukraine and the U.S. came into force, which was signed in July 2015.

In mid-May 2016, Estonia lifted restrictions on a number of airlines operating between the two countries, giving way for the expansion of flights between Estonia and Ukraine. Similar limitations were eliminated by Poland in early April. 

According to Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers, Kyiv is set to sign an agreement on common aviation area – Open Skies – with the E.U by the end of 2016. In this context, the Ukrainian parliament ratified aviation agreements with Greece, Cyprus, Hungary, and Poland on June 16, 2016, which will allow Ukraine to intensify interstate relations.

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The Treaty on Open Skies came into force on January 1, 2002, and currently has 34 States Parties. It establishes a program of unarmed aerial surveillance flights over the entire territory of its participants. The treaty is designed to enhance mutual understanding and confidence by giving all participants a direct role in gathering information about military forces and activities of concern to them.

 

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