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Sun 18 Jan 2009 02:10 PM

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UAE-Tunisia flight services to increase

Etihad, Emirates Airlines and FlyDubai will up frequency of flights to North African country as part of new deal.

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has signed a deal with its Tunisian counterpart to increase flights between the two countries, it was revealed Sunday.

An air services memorandum of understanding was agreed between GCAA the Tunisian Civil Aviation Authority, increasing UAE airlines’ services to the African country.

Etihad Airways will operate four weekly passenger flights, increasing to five and seven by 2010 and 2011 respectively, from Abu Dhabi to Tunis.

Emirates Airlines and FlyDubai have been allocated eight weekly services, which will be operational by 2010.

Tunisian carriers are also expected to increase their services to the UAE.

The MoU was signed by Omar Bin Ghaleb, the deputy director general of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Hamadi Bin Khalifa, director general of the department of civil aviation of Tunis.

Representatives from Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, Dubai Civil Aviation, Sharjah Civil Aviation, Emirates airline and Etihad Airways, also attended the meeting.

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