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Philippines and Italy sign Air Services Agreement

An Air Services Agreement (ASA) has been signed between the Philippines and Italy that would facilitate and promote the growth of regional and international prospects for both countries. Signing their names on the agreement were the Philippine Ambassador to Rome, Domingo Nolasco, and Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC) Undersecretary of State, Benedetto Della Vedova, in an event that was held in Rome. This agreement marks the …

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Iraq and Poland sign Air Transport Agreement

An Air Transport Agreement was signed between the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority and its Polish counterpart. Included in the agreement is the arrangement to launch direct flights of their respective flag carriers and other airlines between the two nations. The rest of the formal and operational processes along with technical and legal observations provided for in the draft of the Air Services Agreement were finalized for its signing by the …

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International aeropolitics hindering foreign route expansion plans of Nigerian airlines—Air Peace Limited Chairman

 Air Peace Chairman, Allen Onyema, claimed that plans of Nigerian airlines to expand their foreign routes were being undercut by international aeropolitics. Onyema made the bold statement during the formal turnover of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Membership Certificate to Air Peace by IATA’s Area Manager, South-West Africa, Samson Fatokun, in Lagos. Onyema said that it was regrettable that some European and Western countries whose carriers operate in Nigeria, …

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IATA advocates against regulation of airline practice of overbooking

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is imploring the Canadian government to stay away from regulating the practice of “overbooking.” The aviation industry group described the practice as a key driver of profitability for airlines and aids in keeping airfares low. “There is absolutely no need to regulate overbooking,” said IATA’s Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac. “This is the airlines’ position based on a long, long experience. The …

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Delta reports campaign to enforce Open Skies agreements gaining traction

Delta announced that their fight to enforce Open Skies agreements with both Qatar and the United Arab Emirates has gained ground following two milestones this past week, “with actions by Congress and Delta employees alike reaching impressive new thresholds.” The US carrier declared that 300 members of the Congress have already written to the Trump administration, urging it to tackle “the more than $50 billion in unfair subsidies that the …

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China anticipates greater U.S. market access with new aircraft certification agreement

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is expecting a new aircraft certification agreement with the United States to pave the way for better access to the U.S. market for Chinese-manufactured planes and aircraft parts. The CAAC said that the agreement it signed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would extend “mutual recognition” of what each country’s aviation sector brings to the table. The development arrives as Chinese aircraft manufacturer, …

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