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South Korea and Philippines agree to add more bilateral flights

Air travellers can now enjoy more flights between South Korea and the Philippines after the two sides agreed to lift the current quota ceiling of 31,500 seats per week to enable an unlimited number of flights. This development was announced by Seoul’s Transport Ministry which came after aviation talks with the Philippines. However, the quota remains at 20,000 seats a week for flights to Manila. The Ministry clarified the flight …

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Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to issue safety and security certificate to Abuja airport

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja is going to be issued its safety and security certificate by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), 15 years after its opening. Sources say that Nigeria’s aviation regulatory authority has given the said airports passing marks in security, safety and equipment, which paved the way for the upcoming certification, that began back in 2014. The regulatory agency was satisfied with several manuals forwarded …

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India Minister of State for Civil aviation Jayant Sinha calls Indigo scuffle “shocking and deplorable”

India’s Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha, described the scuffle involving staffers of IndiGo Airlines and a passenger as both “shocking and deplorable” and declared that the safety and security of passengers cannot be compromised. A video of an IndiGo ground staffer manhandling a passenger at a New Delhi airport recently emerged. The airline has since apologized for the incident that happened last month and added that immediate …

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London court rules declares Monarch has no right to sell airport slots

A London court has ruled that embattled British carrier Monarch Airlines has no right to sell its airport takeoff and landing slots, which are considered to be the most valuable remaining assets of the failed airline. The decision by the High Court to rebuff Monarch’s claim that it must be allocated slots for summer 2018, was a massive blow to administrators that were seeking to get back money. Instead, the …

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IATA pushes for Heathrow Airport expansion and clarity on post-Brexit issues

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appealed to UK authorities to improve its air connectivity by directing their efforts on a “cost-effective expansion” of Heathrow Airport and by obtaining clarity on post-Brexit issues. IATA Director General and Chief Executive, Alexandre de Juniac, remarked, “In building the post-Brexit world, the prosperity of the UK will depend on the strength of its connectivity, links with Europe and the rest of the …

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