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ASEAN members pledge to enhance cooperation on air transport

By:Xinhua    Update:2017-03-13
Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have made a commitment to enhance cooperation on air transport services, the Lao state-run news agency KPL reported on Friday.
 
During the 35th ASEAN Air Transport Working Group (ATWG) meeting and related meetings held from Monday to Friday here, ASEAN officials made their best effort to build up the comprehensive ASEAN Single Aviation Market (ASAM), which is one of the key milestones in building the ASEAN Economic Community.
 
At the meeting, the participants kept focuses on key decisions reached at the previous ATWG meeting held here last October, particularly completing key economic and technical elements to implement the open skies policy, said Vanhpheng Chanthaphone, chair of the ATWG.
 
The meeting also followed up relevant development and actions from the 42nd ASEAN Senior Transport Officials Meeting and the 22nd ASEAN Transport Ministers Meeting held in the Philippines in November.
 
The tenth package of commitments on air transport services under the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS) and documentary and procedural requirements for the development of ASEAN common standards and procedures for issuance of Scheduled Flight Permission and Over Flight Permission were also discussed at the meeting.

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