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Word war ensues between Ryanair and Ukraine after collapse of deal to launch new air routes

Ryanair and Ukraine continued to exchange verbal jabs following the collapse of a deal to launch new air routes to one of Europe’s biggest nations. However, the man tasked with sparking a new round of talks on Ukraine’s behalf remained hopeful and argued that a deal is “still on the table” and he expects Ryanair to be operating in the country next year. “Ryanair are still negotiating and I fully …

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Tunisia reveals they are in talks with EU for “open skies”

Tunisia’s Tourism Minister, Selma Elloumi Rekik, said that the country is on the cusp of negotiating an open skies agreement with the European Union. “Open skies are important for tour operators because they will have their own aircraft and it will be cheaper for them [to fly to Tunisia]. It will also make Tunisia more attractive to low-cost carriers,” the Tourism Minister said while speaking from the World Travel Market …

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Thai VietJet Air’s expansion to push through

Thai VietJet Air’s expansion plans are about to take off after the removal of the red flag on Thailand’s aviation safety. A Thai offshoot of the Vietnamese low-cost carrier group, VietJet Air’s growth plan would soon start after the completion of its license re-certification by Thai authorities. TVJA Chief Executive Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh revealed an aggressive campaign that includes expansion of international network, fleet expansion and increasing passenger volumes. …

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AirAsia raises questions over Malaysia’s decision to give flight slots to Malindo Airways

AirAsia Bhd was unsuccessful in its bid to nab two additional flight slots for its Bangalore, India, route, said its Executive Chairman, Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, who is probing why the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) awarded the slots to Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd instead. “We fly four times a week to Bangalore, so we could use the two additional slots to strengthen our position and make it six times a week, …

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