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A new agreement has been concluded between Turkey and Belgium for new flight destinations...

Representatives of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications of Turkey hosted bilateral negotiations with Belgium on December 16, 2014 in Ankara, which resulted in rearrangement of the flight destinations and commercial rights between the two countries.

The Memorandum of Understanding signed by Bahri Kesici, Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation of Turkey and Nathalie DEJACE, Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation of Belgium, has increased the number of the existing 2 flight destinations in Belgium to 9. In addition to Brussels and Liege, Charleroi, Ostend, Antwerp and Kortrijk-Brugge as well as 3 other destinations to be determined later have been included in the flight destinations in Belgium.

The parties have also reached an agreement on increasing the frequency of the passenger flights, which is currently 42 flights a week for the Winter Period, up to 80 flights; and the frequency for the cargo flights has been determined as 14 flights per week.

Additional provisions regarding commercial arrangements such as codesharing, block space and other practices including third parties, and aircraft leasing have also been included in the agreement.

Charter flights were also discussed during the negotiations, and the parties have reached a consensus on applying positive judgment on the basis of the statutory regulations and mutual goodwill.

We hereby respectfully announce the foregoing to the public.