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International aviation: Cape Verde

The European Union and Cape Verde signed on 23 March 2011 an aviation agreement (a so-called "Horizontal" Agreement) which brings in line with EU law the existing bilateral air services agreements between the EU Member States and Cape Verde.

 

The Agreement removes restrictions on the nationality of the airline. This means that any EU airline will be able to operate flights between Cape Verde and a Member State that already has a bilateral agreement with Cape Verde, provided that traffic rights are available.

Previously, bilateral agreements between the eight Member States and Cape Verde restricted the number of airlines on the routes.