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Daily Archives: September 4, 2017

Nigeria airports unable to meet FAA standards during audit

Nigeria’s major airports were unable to match security and safety standards during an audit that was conducted by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the renewal of Nigeria’s Category 1 safety status. The FAA team gave Nigeria 65 days to address the airports’ infrastructure deficiencies, especially in the key area of safety and security. The development is a loss for Nigeria as their aircrafts are now barred from flying …

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European airlines lobbying for restrictions on UK airlines in Brexit talks

European airlines are asking for restrictions on UK airlines’ ability to operate in the European Union unless the government retracts in negotiating stance. Air France, KLM and Lufthansa all signed a position paper that asserted that no access to the internal aviation market should be granted without “full regulatory convergence”, including “recognition of the competence” of the European Court of Justice. The developments comes during a time when Ryanair Chief …

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German tourism body pins blame for Air Berlin failure on German taxes and regulations

German taxes and regulation have made it possible for foreign carriers to encroach on the market share of local airlines, thus contributing to the failure of Air Berlin, reported Germany’s tourism trade body. Air Berlin – the country’s second-largest airline – filed for bankruptcy protection this month after shareholder Etihad Airways backed off funding after several years of losses. “Conditions distorting competition allow foreign competitors to carve out an increasingly …

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Philippine lawmaker seeks quick turnaround of bill for air passengers’ rights

A Filipino lawmaker has urged the House of Representatives to expedite the approval of a bill that would uphold and protect the rights of air passengers. Bagong Henerasyon Partylist Representative Bernadette Herrera-Dy reported that the House transportation committee had yet to discuss the Air Passenger Bill of Rights. However, she waxed hope that the lower chamber may be able to pass the measure on final reading later this year and …

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Swiss Civil Aviation Authority permits UAE fifth freedom rights to Mexico

Switzerland’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has given the UAE permission to operate fifth freedom services between Switzerland, which could allow Emirati airlines up to 14 flights from Geneva to Mexico every week. The Fifth Freedom of the Air allows an airline to start a flight in its own country, land in a second country to drop off passengers and cargo, and then pick up new passengers and fly on to …

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