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Daily Archives: September 1, 2017

Ryanair lobbies for German Bundeskartellamt and the EU Commission to stop Lufthansa-Air Berlin takeover

Ryanair has urged the German Bundeskartellamt and the EU Commission to halt the collusion between the German government, Lufthansa and Air Berlin to carve up Air Berlin’s assets, while excluding major competitors and ignoring both competition and State Aid rules, and called for urgent action to block this anti-consumer take-over. This liquidation is being timed to allow Lufthansa to take over a debt-free Air Berlin, which will be in violation …

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Iraqi Ministry of Transportation seeking to create open skies regime

The Iraqi Ministry of Transportation has bared its plans to broaden its home flights web and establish an open skies regime, according to its Minister, Kadhim al-Finjan. Finjan made the announcement following a meeting with Kurdistan Reign’s Appearing Minister of Transportation and Communications Mawlud Bawa Murad in Erbil. Finjan said that he met with the Kurdish Minister with the goal of creating a healthy rivalry amongst the different airports, so …

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Bangladesh and Thailand sign Confidential Memorandum of Understanding on civil aviation

Bangladesh and Thailand have signed a Confidential Memorandum of Understanding (CMoU) on civil aviation that will permit Bangladeshi flight engineers and crews to work in Thailand. The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) and Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) agreed to the CMoU during a meeting held in the Thai capital of Bangkok. Representing the CAAB was Air Commodore M Mostafizur Rahman while the CAAT had Director General Dr …

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Ryanair joins Airlines UK

Low-cost Irish carrier Ryanair has joined Airlines UK, the industry body that represents UK-registered airlines. Ryanair is joining as an “international airline member” which is a new tier of membership for non-UK carriers. Ryanair Chief Michael O’Leary has claimed that joining Airlines UK would allow Ryanair to make even more headway in pushing the Government to secure a Brexit deal. “We remain concerned at the uncertainty which surrounds the terms …

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Major U.S. airlines continue to press Trump administration for action on Gulf carriers

The top three airlines of the United States met with members of the Trump administration to push for a White House crackdown on Middle Eastern nations, which they have accused of unfairly subsidizing their state-run airlines. Chief executives of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines met with the U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. The U.S.’ aviation sector has long been up in arms over allegations that Emirates, …

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