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Daily Archives: September 14, 2017

Uzbekistan and India working to boost aviation ties

Uzbekistan’s Ambassador to India, Farhod Arziev, has vowed to increase the frequency of flights between the two nations in 2018. Arziev made the bold promise during an engaging session on “Investment Opportunities” that was organized by the BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI). “Arziev announced setting up of a Special Economic Zone in Uzbekistan especially for Indian pharmaceutical companies which are keen to set up manufacturing facilities in Uzbekistan,” …

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Thailand halts international flights by several Thai airlines

Thailand’s authorities have suspended international flights of Thai carriers that have not been given new operator certificates by the country’s aviation regulator. The move would impact 12 airlines, which if combined, only have a market share of 2% and will have little effect on the Thailand’s tourism-powered economy, according to a statement by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT). Thailand’s aviation industry has been under a microscope after the …

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Member of European Parliament makes case to back single Global Aviation Emissions Trading Scheme to plenary

After getting massive support from the European Parliament’s Transport Committee in June 2017 to ‘Stop the Clock’ on the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme for aviation, Conservative Transport Spokesman, Jacqueline Foster MEP moved the debate to the floor of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. In a speech at the European Parliament about the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) debate, Foster had this say: “President, colleagues. First, I would like …

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Kuwait and United States seek to forge closer aviation ties

The Kuwaiti Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has expressed their enthusiasm in boosting ties with civil aviation authorities of the United States. Kuwait aims to learn from the US’ experience in airports management, said DGCA Director General Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah. Salman’s comments came after a meeting with Carl Burleson, the Debuty Assistant Administrator of Policy, International Affairs, and Environment at the US Federal Administration in Washington, …

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Japan and India to sign agreement that would give way to increased tourist arrivals

Japan and India are on the verge of signing a pact that would give passenger planes easy access to each other’s airports in the hopes of increasing the number of tourist arrivals in Japan from the subcontinent. The agreement would be formalized during the meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India as a part of the Japanese PM’s three-day visit. Abe had …

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