U.S, Chad sign open skies pact
The United States and Chad Wednesday concluded a bilateral treaty to open up unrestricted air services between the two countries, the Department of Transportation said.
The agreement allows passenger and cargo air carriers to make decisions on rates, schedules, frequencies, aircraft and other criteria without government interference. All-cargo carriers benefit from the agreement because they can now fly to third countries from the other country without first returning to their homeland.
The United States has concluded 76 open skies agreements, including 17 in Sub-Saharan Africa.