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AFRAA and TIACA to collaborate on air cargo development in Africa

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) are working together for the development of air cargo on the African continent. The deal states the TIACA would work with the 40 members of AFRAA to improve air cargo safety and security, and urge the members to deeply accept digitization. It will also provide new training directives with the goal of supporting the rapidly developing air cargo …

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Mozambique: Rights of air passengers to soon be regulated by law

Air passengers’ rights in Mozambique may soon be regulated by law wherein airlines and customers would both be held accountable for violations to the contract entered when purchasing a ticket. The announcement was made by the Chairman of the Institute of Civil Aviation of Mozambique (IACM), João de Abreu, who explained that the regulation would cover causes of delay, lack of timely communication about changes to flights, loss of luggage …

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IATA urges Philippine government to focus on developing airport infrastructure

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged the Philippine government to train its focus on addressing the more urgent matter of airport infrastructure rather than entertaining proposals to increase aviation taxes in the form of a tourism tax and Green Fee. “Aviation is vital to the Philippines. It supports 1.2 million jobs and US$9.2 billion in GDP…But the social and economic benefits of air transport are at risk if …

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Dominican Republic and Haiti sign Air Services Agreement

The Dominican Republic and Haiti have signed an Air Services Agreement that would pave the way for the first commercial flights between the two countries in almost two decades. Dominican Civil Aviation Board (JAC) President, Luis Ernesto Camilo, and Haiti Civil Aeronautics Director, Olivier Jean, signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Air Services. The MoU forms the legal framework for bilateral trade relations. The JAC noted in a statement that …

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ALTA, IATA and ACI-LAC Sign MoU to improve air transport in the region

The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and Airports Council International – Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) have inked a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims to improve air transport in the Latin America and the Caribbean. The MoU was signed by Luis Felipe de Oliveira, ALTA’s Executive Director; Peter Cerda, IATA’s Regional Vice President for the Americas; and Martin …

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Air Passenger Duty to harm global air connectivity after Brexit, says report

Air Passenger Duty is likely to damage air connectivity on a global scale after Brexit, according to a recent report. A study conducted by an Independent Transport Commission think tank proposes that air tax should be amended with alternative fiscal measures or removed entirely right before Wednesday’s budget. The report takes a closer look at the economic contribution of aviation and the significance of airport connectivity to spark a highly …

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