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Daily Archives: September 20, 2017

JetBlue CEO Blasts Big U.S. Airlines for Wielding ‘Anti-Consumer Power’

By Brian Sumers – JetBlue Airways CEO Robin Hayes on Monday criticized United, American and Delta airlines for opposing the three-largest Gulf carriers as they expand in the United States, calling the situation “…the perfect illustration of how we see mega-carriers trying to use their muscle and deep pockets to limit competition.” “The Big 3 act like it’s the end of the world,” Hayes told the Aero Club of Washington, …

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Nigerian CAA certifies Murtala Muahmmed International Airport

  The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has certified Nigeria’s busiest airport – the Murtala Muahmmed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos – after it found that it met global safety and security standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). MMIA however, won’t be the last as three more are the follow in the coming weeks. These are the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, the Mallam Aminu Kano International …

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Egypt and Djibouti to boost cooperation in civil aviation

Egypt’s Minister of Civil Aviation Sherif Fathy met with Djibouti’s Ambassador to Egypt, Mohamed Zhr Hrsy, to discuss relations between the two nations, especially in the civil aviation sector. In a statement, the Ministry shared that the two representatives talked about the agreement in the field of air transport and how to improve that partnership. Also on the table was a plan to establish direct flights between Cairo and Djibouti. …

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East African Business Council pushes for hasty airspace liberalization

The East African Business Council (EABC) urged the East African Community (EAC) to quicken the process of airspace liberalization in the hopes of lessening the price of doing business in that sector. Acting Council Chairman Jim Kabeho also requested Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi to finalize EAC air transport rules so that the trading bloc can benefit from it already. “It is important for the EAC partner states to …

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