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Vietnam Airlines set to launch direct flight service to United States in 2019

Vietnam Airlines (VNA) General Director Duong Tri Thanh announced that they may be launching the much-anticipated direct air service between Vietnam and the United States in 2019. Thanh said that those carriers that are interested in operating the said flights must first conform this country’s aviation standards. “Vietnam Airlines has made necessary preparations such as aircraft and pilots to open the new route. However, the U.S.’s assessment of management quality …

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Industry groups ask EU Commission to enforce airline distribution regulations

Numerous industry groups are calling on the European Commission to strongly enforce airline distribution rules as they argue that the rise in airline consolidation threatens consumer selections with airlines gearing up to push bookings through “biased websites” and away from independent distribution channels which display all flight options. Their calls come alongside the publication of a report proposing that airline mergers, joint ventures and code-share deals have cut competition, and …

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IATA putting the clamps on emissions to help address climate change

According to IATA’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director, Vinoop Goel, who recently graced the APEC Transport Meeting held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, aviation is responsible for 2% of the global man-made emissions. “We are working together with international agencies and other stakeholders to meet the goals of limiting emissions,” Goel announced. The aviation industry is taking a closer look at emissions through the four pillars which includes; Technology having new …

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Cabinet Minister Philip Hammond admits that leaving EU without an agreement poses huge risk to flights

Leaving the European Union without the benefit of a new agreement could ground all flights from the UK to the EU, said Cabinet Minister Philip Hammond. Giving evidence to Members of Parliament on the Commons Treasury Committee, the Chancellor said the prospect was “theoretically possible” that a failure to reach agreement with the bloc would stop air traffic between Britain and the 27 member states on March 29, 2019. But …

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