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Papua New Guinea and Australia sign amended Air Services Agreement

Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Australia have come to terms on the revised Air Services Agreement (ASA) between them. The pact – which was signed by Transport Ministers Westly Nukundj for PNG and Darren Chester from Australia – would bring to fore new innovations in safety, security along with economic opportunities at the numerous entry points that are serviced between the PNG and Australia. The agreement, signed by Transport Ministers …

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UAE and Bahrain agree to MoU to manage air transport services

With the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Communications gearing up to level up its services in the air transport sector with the partnership between the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) bore witness to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two nations after a fruitful round of negotiations held in Bahrain’s capital of Manama. UAE GCAA Director General Saif Mohammed …

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Airline industry executives express displeasure over delay of Air Passenger Tax

Airline industry executives have been vocal with their resentment over the delay of the Air Passenger Duty with a new devolved tax. Air Departure Tax (ADT) was set to be implemented in April of next year, with the Scottish Government vowing to cut the levy by half by the end of this Parliament, ahead of eliminating the charge altogether “when resources allow.” But Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Derek Mackay, said …

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A4E identifies “connectivity disruptors” that are hindering the liberalization of the European aviation market

Airlines for Europe (A4E) Managing Director Thomas Reynaert remarked that there are still a number of “connectivity disruptors” that are overshadowing the positive steps that have been taken towards the liberalization of the European aviation market. Reynaert emphasized the urgent need to “boost the competitiveness of Europe’s airports by reducing excessive charges to get better market conditions for passengers.” He urged the European Commission to “quickly and decisively reform the …

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