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US-bound South Korean passengers to undergo stringent security checks

Passengers departing South Korea for the United States will be made to go through a more rigid check-in screening starting on October 26 following concerns regarding terrorist attacks. “Local passengers who travel to the US using low-cost carriers are subject to a security interview at the airlines’ ticket desks from Oct 26,” said a Ministry official who requested that he be not named. Local budget carriers currently operate flights to …

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Nigeria needs to invoke bilateral reciprocity clause – Medview Airlines Managing Director

Nigeria needs to invoke the reciprocity clause if it wants indigenous airlines to keep to the bilateral agreements it had signed with over 75 nations, assessed Medview Airlines Managing Director Muneer Bankole. Not doing so would leave countries, whose airlines are enjoying flight frequencies to Nigeria, to erect barriers in the way of indigenous carriers that are assigned to fly to them. Bankole spoke of means that these countries have …

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IndiGo asking for help from government to settle Delhi airport terminal row

IndiGo is seeking the intervention of the Civil Aviation Ministry in the hopes settling the issue of Delhi airport operator Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), which is asking the low-cost carrier to move a third of its operations from terminal 1 to terminal 2, a move the airlines describes as “arbitrary, illegal and mala fide.” IndiGo wrote a letter and addressed it to the Ministry as well as DIAL, and …

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IATA partners with DSNA to optimize French airspace and update air traffic management

The International Air Transport Association will be working with French air navigation services provider – the Direction des Services de la Navigation Aérienne or DSNA – to improve French airspace and streamline air traffic management. Passenger demand is expected to rise by 58% in France, thus resulting in 68 million added travellers flying to, from and within the country in 2035. A fully optimized airspace system in 2035 has the …

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Application of ASEAN Open Skies going at snail’s pace – IDEAS

The Asean Single Aviation Market, a pact known more as the Asean Open Skies agreement, was completely ratified by member states in April of last year but the actual implementation has been sluggish, says independent think tank Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS). “Freedom of travel in air is characterized by nine different levels of freedom. Asean has implemented perfectly the first four levels of freedom, [while] the fifth …

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