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Nauru Air Services Agreement to be signed



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NAURU AIR SERVICES AGREEMENT ENT TO B! SIG ED

STATEMENT BY TEE MINISTER FUR (IVI'L AVIATION, MR. R.:. S ARTZ

The first Air Services Agreement between Australia and

P: kuru will come into eftect tomorrow.

The Agreement will be signed in Canberra by the Minister

for Civil Aviation, .`:r. R.... Swartz, and the President of the

Republic of ,vauru, Head Chief Hammer de Roburt.

The Air Services Agreement will give Qantas the right

to operate from Australia to Nauru and a Nauruan Airline the right

to fly between Nauru and Brisbane. Both Qantas and the Nauruan

Airline will be entitled to operate one service a week.

At present there is no direct regular air service

between Australia and Nauru.

This will be the first inter--governmental Air Services

Agreement ever to be signed by Nauru.

CANBERRA September 16, 1969