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Daily Archives: September 5, 2017

African carriers battle over open skies in bid to bolster tourist arrivals

Most African nations are lacking airline services oriented from the continent to accommodate their goal of attracting more tourists from the United States, Europe and Asia. Numerous African countries that boast of high tourist arrivals have already given up their skies to Middle East and European-registered air carriers to fly there with complete freedom of the continent’s airspace. According to airline and tourism experts at the Africa Travel Association’s 41st …

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Ryanair Chief Executive reveals major expansion plan but issues concern over lack of aviation deal post Brexit

Ryanair has announced major expansion plans for its UK services next summer but expressed concern that unless a post-Brexit aviation treaty is come to, “there will be no flights” after March 2019. Ryanair will connect Stansted with Frankfurt, presenting a challenge to British Airways and Lufthansa. It will also fly to Weeze in western Germany, close to the Dutch border. Other routes will serve Aalborg in Denmark, Oradea in Romania …

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UK Aviation Minister stresses significance of air travel safety

Even though the ban on travellers bringing portable electronic devices onto flights is being progressively lifted, Britain declared that it would not waver in bringing it back if the need arose. “This is an escalating arms race with people who will do us damage,” said Britain’s Aviation Minister Martin Callanan. Callanan made the announcement during his recent visit to Singapore as part of his first official overseas trip since being …

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India set to sign Open Skies Agreement with Japan

India and Japan have finalized an Open Skies Agreement, which would allow airlines from the signatory nations to operate freely between the two countries. The agreement would be formalized during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shino Abe to India later this month. The agreement may allow airlines from Japan to fly directly to Chennai and Bengaluru. As of the moment, all Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Air India are …

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