Taiwan signs open skies agreement with Solomon Islands

Taiwan on Friday signed an open skies agreement with the Solomon Islands.

The pact was signed by transportation minister Ho Chen Tan and his counterpart from the Solomon Islands, Peter Shannel Agovaka. The ambassadors and heads of civil aviation authorities from the two nations were also present at the signing in Taipei.

Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration said the agreement paves the way for both sides to nominate carriers to operate routes between Taiwan and the Solomon Islands, with transit points or extended destinations. It said there would be no limits on passenger or cargo flights.

The Solomon Islands is one of Taiwan's diplomatic allies in the South Pacific. At present there are no direct flights, with people wishing to travel between the two countries having to transfer in Australia.

Source: Radio Taiwan International