“Air Service Agreement between Mongolia and Qatar” signed on March 7, 2023, in Doha, Qatar was approved at the Cabinet session on April 26.

            Upon the Agreement coming into force, airlines of the two countries are able to conduct direct flights, unveiling a wide range of opportunities to expand relations in tourism, business, trade, and economy between the countries. 

            The national flag carrier MIAT State Owned Joint-Stock Company has been designated as the air carrier for direct flights between Ulaanbaatar and Doha. Now, it is possible to transport passengers and freight from Ulaanbaatar to the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf States, as well as Mongolians can travel by Qatar Airways.

            Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 160 destinations in 90 countries. As of the fiscal year of 2022, the airline carried just over 18.5 million passengers on its flights. 

Moreover, the Agreement has laid the foundation for cooperation between Mongolia and Qatar Aeronautical Academy (QAA). The QAA was founded in 1977 as the Civil Aviation Academy of the Gulf States. QAA offers full-time, approved courses for Pilots, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Air Traffic Controllers, Meteorologists, Airport Operations Management Personnel, and Flight Dispatchers, as well as short courses in a wide variety of aviation-related disciplines.

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