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Transport officials of Turkey and Qatar discuss strengthening of transportation ties

Turkey’s Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication, Ahmet Arslan discussed how to expand cooperation with his Qatari counterpart, Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, during a meeting in Doha. “Qatari companies operating in Turkey and Turkish firms working in Qatar take our commercial ties to a higher level. My counterpart and I cooperate to realize our goals of improving bilateral ties in the fields of transportation and communication,” Arslan said. …

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Russian Transport Ministry reports impasse over runway slots in Amsterdam airport resolved

Russia’s Transport Ministry has announced that the dispute over runway slots at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport between Air France KLM’s Dutch airline KLM and Russian freight carrier AirBridgeCargo is over after the two sides reached a settlement. The deal came to be after negotiations between officials of the two country’s aviation authorities. This could not have come at a better time after Moscow threatened to close Russian air space to Dutch …

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Nepal’s aviation safety issues to be discussed at European Commission meeting

Nepal’s aviation safety issues will be the subject of discussions at the Aviation Safety Committee meeting of the European Council (EC) on November 13-15 in the Belgian capital of Brussels. To be examined at the meet is the progress made by the country’s airlines and its civil aviation authority. According to Rajan Pokhrel, the Deputy Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the EC had let them …

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Green light given for EU talks with US to extend air transport lease arrangements

The European Council gave the European Commission the green light to hold talks with the United States to clarify its air transport agreement, and remove any time constraints on the possibility for airlines to lease aircrafts along with their crew. The industry practice called “wet leasing” is convenient for airlines to launch new routes and react to, for example, seasonal demand for tourist-favored locales. Increased flexibility for aircraft operators offers …

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Airfares rising due to taxes, charges and fees, says IATA

In the airline industry, competition is seen as a driving proponent of innovation and cost reduction, offering air travellers the benefit of choice and triggering major efficiency rewards with increasing blending and hybridization of business models. But a recent analysis from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) indicates that effective competition remains limited, with major airports continuing their strong stance. An economics briefing paper entitled “Airport Competition: Myth or Reality” …

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