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Cablegate: Dipnote: Colombia Frequencies Designation

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHBO #0249 0432236
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 122236Z FEB 10
FM AMEMBASSY BOGOTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2827
INFO RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHINGTON DC
RUEHBO/AMEMBASSY BOGOTA
RULSJGA/DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS BOGOTA 000249

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PASS TO EEB/TRA/AN DAN HUTCHENS AND DOT OFFICE OF NEGOTIATIONS, BRIAN HEDBERG

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON EAIR CO
SUBJECT: DIPNOTE: COLOMBIA FREQUENCIES DESIGNATION

1. (U) Colombia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs delivered a
diplomatic note dated February 11 to assign 99 weekly frequencies
for Avianca, AIRES and Aerorepublica airlines. A copy of the
diplomatic note and accompanying letter from AeroCivil has been
emailed to DOT and EEB/TRA/AN. The unofficial translation of the
note is as follows:

2. (U) BEGIN UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION:

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Office of the Vice Minister salutes
the Honorable Embassy of the United States of America, and refers
to the Air Transport Agreement between the United States of
American and the Republic of Colombia dated October 24, 1956 and to
the understanding and related amendments to the Agreement of 1956,
effected by the exchange of notes in Bogota on August 11, October
11 and November 22 of 2000; according to the amended and extended
("2000 Agreement") and the amendment to the understanding and other
amendments effected by the exchange of diplomatic notes between the
Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bogota on the 28th
of September 2007, the 16th of October and the 28th of November
2007 and the 29th and 30th of December 2009.

I would like to inform you that the Government of Colombia wishes
to update the assignment of 99 weekly frequencies, established for
passenger, mail and cargo services between Colombia and the United
States, which remain the following:

AVIANCA - 74 weekly frequencies

AIRES - 18 weekly frequencies

AEROREPUBLICA - 7 weekly frequencies

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs takes this opportunity to reiterate
to the Embassy the assurances of its highest regards.

END UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION.
BROWNFIELD

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