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|Sri Lanka and New Zealand new air travel deal|
Transport Minister f New Zealand Gerry Brownlee said the agreement will enable airlines to offer flights from New Zealand to Sri Lanka and then on to other destinations, with tickets able to be sold for either or both sectors.
"Today's agreement with Sri Lanka is in addition to 14 new or amended air services agreements recently approved by cabinet," said Brownlee.
"These agreements help provide New Zealanders with better access to the world, making it easier to travel and do business internationally."
The minister signed today's agreement extending "fifth freedom" rights alongside Sri Lanka's Minister of External Affairs, Gamini Lakshman Peiris.
Fourteen other agreements approved by cabinet include new agreements with Finland, Saudi Arabia, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Togo and Zambia.