Air Transport Agreement With The Republic Of South Africa

Original Language Title: Dohoda o letecké dopravě s Jihoafrickou republikou

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69/1997.



The COMMUNICATION FROM the



Ministry of Foreign Affairs



Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that the 16 June. August 1993 was in

Pretoria Agreement signed between the Government of the United Kingdom and the Government of

The South African Republic on air transport. The agreement on the basis of article

25 is tentatively carried out from the date of signature and entered into force on 14.

September 1993. English translation of the agreement shall be published at the same time.



The AGREEMENT



between the Government of the United Kingdom and the Government of South Africa on air

transport



The Government of the United Kingdom and the Government of South Africa (referred to hereafter as the

"the Contracting Parties");



being parties to the Convention on international civil aviation, opened for

signature at Chicago on December 7, 1944; and



Desiring to conclude an agreement, which complements the aforementioned Convention for the

the purpose of the establishment and development of air services between and beyond their respective territories

States;



have agreed as follows:



Article 1



The definition of the



(1) for the purposes of this agreement, unless the text indicates otherwise:



(a) the term "Convention" means the Convention on international civil aviation

opened for signature at Chicago on the seventh of December, 1944, and includes

any annex adopted under article 90 of that Convention and any

amendment to the Convention, if these annexes and amendments have been ratified or adopted

both Contracting Parties;



(b) the term "aviation authorities" means, in the case of the Government of the Czech Republic

The Ministry of transport, the Minister responsible for civil aviation or

any person or body responsible for the exercise of functions in civil

Aviation or similar functions, and, in the case of the Government of South Africa

The Ministry of transport, the Minister responsible for civil aviation or

any person or body responsible for the exercise of functions in civil

Aviation or similar functions;



(c) the term "service" means an air service established on

established routes, in accordance with article 3, paragraph 3. (2) this agreement;



(d) the terms "air service", "international air service", "air

Enterprise "and" landing for the needs not the business "shall have the meaning given

in article 96 of the Convention;



(e) the term "equipment" means articles other than stocks and

spare parts removable nature for use on board an aircraft during

flight, including first aid and survival equipment accidents;



(f) the term "designated by air" means the aviation business, which was

designed by one party to be entitled to the other Contracting Party in accordance with

Article 4 of this agreement;



(g) the term "spare parts" means articles used to repair or

the Exchange, which will be added to the aircraft, including engines and propellers;



(h) the term "fixed line" means a line laid down in the annex to this

The agreement;



(i) the term "stocks" means the eligible items for immediate consumption when

the use or sale of the on board an aircraft in flight, including items

intended for sale;



(j) the term "tariff" means the prices to be paid for the carriage of

passengers and cargo and the conditions under which those prices apply,

including prices, commissions, and the conditions for the agent and other ancillary services, but

does not include fees and conditions for the carriage of mail; and



(k) the term "territory" means, in relation to the State of the ground area,

inland waters and the adjacent territorial waters to them, standing under the

the sovereignty, suzerainty, protection or mandate of the competent State.



(2) the annex to this agreement forms an integral part of this agreement and all

the appeal to this agreement, unless expressly provided otherwise, include

the said attachment.



Article 2



Application Of The Convention



The provisions of this Agreement will be subject to the provisions of the Convention on international

Civil Aviation, which are applicable to international air services.



Article 3



The granting of traffic rights



(1) each contracting party grants to the other Contracting Party the rights set out

in this agreement for the purpose of the establishment and operation of international air

services designated by the airline company on the routes set out in the relevant

part of the annex. These services and the lines are further referred to as "agreed

the service "and" fixed line ".



(2) pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement shall be specified by each air

the Contracting Parties to use during the operation of the agreed services on the specified line

the following rights:



(a) the right to fly without landing across the territory of the other party;



(b) the right to land in that territory for the purposes not commercial;



(c) the right to load and unload in that territory at the points provided for in

The annex to the passengers, baggage, cargo and mail destined for or originating in the

of the places on the territory of the other Contracting Party; and



(d) the right to load and unload on the territory of third countries in the areas

set out in the annex to the passengers, baggage, cargo and mail destined for the

or originating from sites on the territory of the other Contracting Party, as referred to in

The annex.



(3) in this article cannot be considered as conferring rights

the company's designated airline of one Contracting Party to the management on board

passengers, cargo and mail on the territory of the other party for other

place on the territory of that other party.



(4) between the Contracting Parties shall apply the provisions of the agreement on the

international air services transit, opened for signature at Chicago

the seventh day of December 1944.



(5) the provisions of paragraphs (1) and (2) of this article shall be applied for

all types of civil aircraft.



Article 4



Determination of the air companies



(1) each Contracting Party has the right to designate in writing to the other party

one or more airline companies to operate the agreed services on the

established lines. For practical reasons, will further the concept of air

the firm used in the singular.



(2) the aeronautical authority of the other party upon receipt of notice of such

destination grants without delay, subject to the provisions of paragraphs (3) and (4)

This article, the air company designated pursuant to paragraph (1) of this

Article the operating permission.



(3) in order to grant the appropriate operating authorization referred to in paragraph

(2) of this article, the aeronautical authority of one Contracting Party to require

Aviation firm designated by the other Contracting Party, to prove that it is

eligible to adhere to the conditions laid down in the laws and regulations that

the authority usually applied in the operation of international air services in the

accordance with the provisions of the Convention.



(4) where the Contracting Party is not satisfied that a substantial part of

ownership and effective control of that airline are vested in the contracting business

the party, which has identified the aerospace company, or by its nationals,

will have the right



(a) refuse to grant the operating permission referred to in paragraph (2)

of this article; or



(b) the designated air company save for the exercise of the rights provided for in

Article 3 of this agreement, the terms and conditions that it considers necessary.



(5) the aviation business, which was intended to be entitled to under this article,

can operate the agreed services, to which he was entitled to, provided,

that are in effect for this service tariffs set in accordance with articles 8 and

14 of this agreement and that this air company will always be respected.



Article 5



Revocation or suspension of operating privileges



(1) the Contracting Party has the right to revoke the operating authorisation or to suspend

exercise of the rights granted by this agreement designated an air company of the second

Contracting Party, or save to the exercise of such rights and the conditions that

considers it necessary to



(a) in any case where it is not satisfied that the majority of

ownership and effective control of the aviation company belongs to the Contracting

the party, which has designated air, or nationals of the

the Contracting Parties; or



(b) in the case of the air does not comply with laws and regulations

valid on the territory of the Contracting Party providing such rights; or



(c) in any case where the air is not according to the conditions

set out in this agreement.



(2) this right will be exercised only after consultation with the aviation authority

the other Contracting Party, unless immediate revocation, suspension of rights or

the imposition of the conditions mentioned in paragraph (1) of this article, it is necessary to

to prevent further infringements of laws or regulations or the provisions of this

The agreement.



Article 6



Recognition of certificates and licences



(1) a certificate of airworthiness, diplomas and certificates, issued or

confirmed as valid by one party and which

not over yet, the other party will be deemed valid for the operation of

agreed services on specified routes, provided that this

certificates of airworthiness, certificates and licences have been issued or

confirmed as valid according to the standards laid down in the Convention.



(2) each Contracting Party shall, however, reserve the right to refuse to recognize, for the

flights above its territory and permits granted by the diplomas of the State

nationals of the other Contracting Party.



Article 7



The application of laws and regulations



(1) the laws and regulations of one Contracting Party governing entry, inside

or the output from its territory of aircraft of its own designated air

the undertaking in the implementation of the international flight or operation and navigation

of such an aircraft on its territory will be applied in the same way towards

the aircraft designated air company of the other party, and this will be

the aircraft followed on entry or exit, or the traffic on the territory of the State

This first party.




(2) the laws and regulations of the parties, which govern contractual entry, residence

or the output from its territory of passengers, crew, for goods or mail,

as are the laws and regulations regarding entry, exit,

immigration, emigration, passports, as well as customs,

health and sanitary measures will apply to passengers, crew,

goods and mail carried by aircraft designated air company second

the Contracting Parties shall on entry or exit and stay on the territory of that

the Contracting Parties. These laws and regulations will be applied to the specified

Aviation Enterprise of one Contracting Party as well as to the intended

the aviation company of the other party.



Article 8



Flight schedules



(1) the air an undertaking designated by either party shall submit to the air

authority of the other party of their intended flight schedules services to

the approval of at least sixty (60) days in advance, uvádějíc number of frequencies,

aircraft type, layout and the number of seats available for the public.



(2) if the specified air company will want to perform additional flights to

those that are contained in the approved flight schedules, the remainder of these

flights with a designated airline of the other party undertaking. In the case that

cannot be achieved by arrangements between designated airlines companies will be

the matter resolved by the two aviation authorities.



(3) any subsequent changes to the approved flight schedules the specified

the aviation company will be submitted for approval to the aviation authority other

the Contracting Parties.



Article 9



The implementation of agreed policy services



(1) the designated airline of each contracting party undertaking will be provided

fair and equitable treatment, in order to allow them the same

the opportunity to operate the agreed services. Each Contracting Party shall take, in

the framework of their competences, take all necessary measures to eliminate all

forms of discrimination or unfair competitive practices, adversely

acting on the competitive position of an air company of the other Contracting

party.



(2) for the assessment of the implementation of the agreed services shall be taken into account

the current and reasonably expected transport requirements and the capacity offered

on each of the lines.



Article 10



Exceptions to the customs, inspection, and other similar charges



(1) the aircraft used to operate the agreed services by the designated air

undertakings of either Contracting Party, as well as their usual equipment,

the delivery of fuel and oils and supplies (including food, beverages and

tobacco) on board such aircraft shall be exempt from all after landing

Customs duties, inspection fees and other similar benefits for

provided that the equipment, supplies and supplies remain on board the aircraft

in the meantime, before they are exported or used again during the flight

conducted over the territory of the Contracting Party concerned.



(2) subject to paragraph (3) of this article shall be from all customs

fees, inspection fees and other similar benefits, with the exception of

the fees corresponding to the provided services also excluded:



(a) inventory of aircraft, taken on board in the territory of the Contracting Parties in the framework of the

the limits set by the aeronautical authorities of that Contracting Party, intended for

use on board aircraft departing designated air company

the other Contracting Party and used for agreed services;



(b) spare parts imported into the territory of any Contracting Party for the maintenance

or repair of aircraft used in the agreed services by the designated

air company of the other party; and



(c) fuel and oil supplied přilétávajícímu/

/tranzitujícímu/odlétávajícímu aircraft operated by when agreed

services designated by the air company of the other party, even if part of the

these supplies should be taken during the flight, operated over the territory

the Contracting Party in which they have been taken on board.



(3) materials and supplies referred to in paragraph (2) (a). (a), (b) and (c)

This article may be subject to customs supervision or control.



(4) the exceptions provided for in paragraph (2) (a). (b) of this article shall be

also applicable in the case of air one Contracting Party

agreed with another air company in the territory of the other Contracting Party that

Similarly, enjoys such exemptions from the other party, to borrow a

or transfer of items set out in paragraph (2) (a). (b) of this

article.



Article 11



Unloading equipment, material and supplies



The usual flight facilities, as well as materials and supplies stored on board

designated air business aircraft of either Contracting Party may be

landed on the territory of the other Contracting Party only with the approval of the customs

of the other party, and these customs may require that facilities,

materials and supplies were stored under her supervision until then, than

will be exported or otherwise will be treated in accordance with the customs

laws and regulations.



Article 12



Direct transit



Passengers in direct transit across the territory of the contracting parties who do not leave the

part of the airport designated for such purpose, shall, with the exception of the measures on the

protection from crime and air piracy, subject only to simplified

inspection. Luggage and goods in direct transit will be exempt from

Customs and other fees.



Article 13



Protection against unlawful acts



(1) the Contracting Parties shall provide each other on request all necessary

help to prevent acts of unlawful seizure of civil aircraft and

other unlawful acts against the safety of such aircraft, its

the passengers and crew, airports and air navigation facilities, as well as

other threats to civil aviation safety.



(2) the Contracting Parties shall act in accordance with the provisions of the Convention on the

offences and certain other acts committed on board aircraft,

signed in Tokyo on 14. September 1963, the Convention for the Suppression of unlawful

seizure of aircraft, signed at the Hague on 16. December 1970, and the Convention on

the Suppression of unlawful acts against the safety of civil

Aviation, signed in Montreal on 23. September 1971.



(3) the Contracting Parties shall, in their mutual relations, act in accordance with the

provisions on the protection of civil aviation laid down by the International

Civil Aviation Organization and referred to as the annex to the Convention on the

the extent to which these provisions are in force for the Contracting Parties; they will be

require that operators of aircraft registered in their territory or

aircraft operators having a principal place of business or permanent

registered office in their territory and the operators of airports in their territory Act in

accordance with the following provisions on the protection of civil aviation.



(4) each Contracting Party agrees that it may be required that those

aircraft operators comply with the provisions relating to the protection of civilian

Aviation, referred to above in paragraph (3), required by the other Contracting

party for the entry, exit and residence in the territory of that other party.



(5) each Contracting Party shall ensure that within its territory the adoption of corresponding

measures to protect aircraft and to inspect passengers, crew,

carry-on baggage, checked baggage, cargo and aircraft stores prior to

and during boarding or loading.



(6) each Contracting Party shall consider sympathetically any

the request of the other party to the appropriate special security

measures to counter a specific threat.



(7) in the case of an act or threat of committing unlawful seizure of

civil aircraft or another crime against the safety of such aircraft,

their passengers and crew, airports or navigation device

the Contracting Parties shall assist each other by facilitating the transmission of reports and other

the relevant provisions pointing to exit quickly and safely

such acts or threats.



(8) If a party Has reasonable grounds to believe that the other Contracting

the party has deviated from the provisions of this article to the protection of civilian

Aerospace, aeronautical authority of the first Contracting Party may request the urgent

consultation with the aviation authority of the other Contracting Party.



Article 14



Tariffs



(1) the tariffs used by the undertaking to the designated airline of each Contracting Party for

the services referred to in this Agreement shall be determined in the appropriate amount, and

will be taken to all of the account of the eligible actors, such as

the cost of the operation, the interests of users, the nature of the services (such as speed and

travel arrangement), intermediary remuneration rates, reasonable profit

and the tariffs of other air companies. The Contracting Parties shall be considered as

unacceptable tariffs unfairly competitive or discriminatory, disproportionately

high or restrictive transport based on the abuse of a dominant

position or artificially low due to direct or indirect State subsidy

or support.



(2) the tariffs referred to in paragraph (1) will be agreed according to the options specified

Aviation businesses. Such an agreement can be reached using the appropriate

the international mechanism for the determination of tariffs.



(3) the designated Air Fares of the enterprise of one Contracting Party shall be

submitted to the aviation authorities of the two Contracting Parties not later than sixty (60)

days before their intended entry into force (hereinafter referred to as

"notification period"). In special cases, the notification may be

period on the basis of the agreement of the mentioned authorities shortened.



(4) the Fares will be considered approved, if both aviation authorities


disagrees with the tariffs within thirty (30) days from the date of their

the submission referred to in paragraph (3). In the event that the notification period was

in accordance with paragraph (3) is shortened, the aviation authorities may agree that the period

in which any disapproval must be notified, will be less than thirty (30)

days.



(5) tariffs set in accordance with the provisions of this article shall remain in

valid until the determination of the new tariffs.



(6) the designated airline businesses of both Contracting Parties may not require tariffs

different from those which have been established in accordance with this article.



Article 15



User fees



Fees and rates required on the territory of any Contracting Party in

connection with the operation of an air company of the other party for

the use of airports and other aviation facilities in the territory of the first Contracting

Parties will not be higher than those that are required when operating

any other aircraft similar to the origi.



Article 16



Commercial activity



(1) the designated air companies of both parties will be allowed to establish

on the territory of the other Contracting Party, the Office for the promotion of air travel and

the sale of tickets, as well as the use of additional equipment required for the

ensure air transport.



(2) the designated airline of one Contracting Party, the undertaking will be allowed to have, and

maintain in the territory of the other party, its management, sales, operating

and technical staff, which may be required in connection with the

by securing air transport.



(3) in its sole discretion the designated air company can be

staffing needs secured by its own staff or by using the

the services of other organizations, companies or air company active on the

the territory of the other Contracting Party and authorized in the territory of such a service

perform.



(4) each contracting party grants to the designated airline of the enterprise of the other Contracting

parties have the right to deal with the sale of air transportation in its territory either the

directly, or at its own discretion the aviation business through

its providers.



(5) the above-mentioned activities will be carried out in accordance with the laws and

the legislation of the other party.



Article 17



Transfers of the proceeds



(1) each Party shall provide to the designated air company second

the Contracting Parties the right of free transfer of surplus of income over expenditure

This air company obtained in the territory of the first Contracting Party in

connection with the carriage of passengers, baggage, cargo and mail. Conversion

will be carried out in accordance with the foreign exchange regulations in force in the territory of the

the Contracting Parties shall, on the basis of the official exchange rate in some of the free

convertible currencies.



(2) in the case that the way the payments between the Contracting Parties will be modified.

a specific agreement will be applied to this specific agreement.



Article 18



The place of taxation



Revenue obtained air transport undertaking designated by a Contracting Party of the

international transport activity will be taxable only in the State where the

headquarters of the said designated air company.



Article 19



The provision of information



Aviation Authority of each Party shall provide to the aviation authority of the other party

on the basis of its request for information on transport carried out on

agreed by the competent services designated by the air company. These

information will include statistics and any other information

required to determine the volume of shipments made by air companies on

the agreed services.



Article 20



Consultation



(1) in the spirit of close cooperation will be the aviation authorities of both Contracting Parties in

regular and frequent links that may take the Act or

Merge to ensure close cooperation in all

issues that can affect the performance of this agreement.



(2) any Contracting Party may at any time request consultations to

any issue relating to this agreement. These consultations will be

started within a period of sixty (60) days from the date the other party receives

the request, if it is not otherwise stipulated by the parties.



Article 21



Changes



(1) if one of the Contracting Parties considers it desirable to change the

any provision of this Agreement, this change will come into force, if

It is agreed between the parties, following the confirmation of the Exchange

diplomatic notes.



(2) amendments to the annex to this agreement may be agreed directly between the

the aeronautical authorities of the Contracting Parties. They will be implemented on a provisional basis from

the agreed date and shall enter into force upon confirmation of the Exchange

diplomatic notes.



(3) If, for the two parties to enter into force, the General

multilateral Convention on the scheduled international air services,

This agreement will be adjusted to match the provisions of such

multilateral convention only to the extent that such provisions have been

adopted by the two parties.



Article 22



Resolution of disputes



(1) any dispute concerning the interpretation or implementation of this agreement will be

settled by direct negotiation between the aeronautical authorities of the Contracting Parties. If

aviation authorities fail to reach agreement, the dispute shall be settled by diplomatic

along the way.



(2) if the Contracting Parties through their respective aviation authorities or

through the diplomatic channel to reach a settlement by negotiation, the dispute may be on

the request of any Contracting Party submitted to the decision of the Tribunal.

The Tribunal will be composed of three arbitrators, one to be determined by each Contracting

party, and the third will be agreed by the two arbitrators thus designated, provided

that the third arbitrator will not be a national of one of the Contracting

party. Each Contracting Party shall designate an arbitrator within a period of sixty (60) days

the date on which either party has received from the other party

by diplomatic note requesting arbitration of the dispute and the third arbitrator will be

agreed then, within the next sixty (60) days, or if a third

the arbitrator will not be specified in the mentioned period, may be asked by the President

Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization to appoint the arbiter

or arbitrators; provided that the President is a national of a

some of the Contracting Parties.



(3) the Tribunal shall determine its own rules of procedure.



(4) the Contracting Parties shall bear the costs of arbitration on a provisional basis, the same

the work of the arbitral tribunal's final decision.



(5) the Contracting Parties shall be subject to any interim and final

the decision of the Tribunal.



Article 23



Registration agreement and its amendments



This agreement and any subsequent changes will be Contracting Parties to the

registered with the International Civil Aviation Organization.



Article 24



Termination of the agreement



Each Contracting Party may at any time notify the other party in writing

its decision to terminate this agreement. Such notice will be

at the same time sent to the International Civil Aviation Organization. In such a

If the validity of this Agreement shall terminate twelve (12) months after the date on which the

the notification received by the other Contracting Party, if the notice of

Notice withdrawn by agreement before the expiry of the notice period. In

the absence of acknowledgement of receipt by the other party, notification

will be deemed delivered fourteen (14) days after the date of notification of the

received by the International Civil Aviation Organization.



Article 25



Entry into force



This agreement will be implemented provisionally from the date of signature; the entry in the

force when the Contracting Parties notify each other that they have complied with

their respective constitutional procedures.



In witness whereof the undersigned, being duly authorised thereto by their

by their respective Governments, have signed this agreement in duplicate in

the English language.



Done at Pretoria on 16. August 1993.



For the Government of the United States:



PhDr. Jan Stráský in r.



Minister for transport



For the Government of South Africa:



Dr. p. j. Welgemoed in r.



the Minister of transport, posts and telecommunications



XIII.



List of lines

1. The South African line



Intermediate Points points in South African in the United points for

Republic points to the Republic of

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Points in the South African will be one point for Prague

the Republic will be determined later

later

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2. the line



Intermediate Points points in the United in the South African points for

Republic points to the Republic of

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Points will be determined in the United Johannesburg one point for

the Republic will be determined later

later

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Note:



The specified air each Contracting Party may, at the established routes

omit one or more points, provided that the starting point of the line

located on the territory of the Contracting Party which has designated the airline business.