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ALTA, IATA Sign MoU with Argentine Government to Improve Air Transport Competitiveness

The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Argentine government to improve air transport competitiveness in Argentina. Argentina’s Transport Minister, Guillermo Dietrich; ALTA’s Executive Director, Luis Felipe de Oliveira and IATA’s Regional Vice President for the Americas, Peter Cerda, signed the MoU that focuses on the exchange of information, expertise and capabilities in …

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African Union Commission to inaugurate Single African Air Transport Market in January 2018

The African Union Commission (AUC) announced it would unveil the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) in January of next year to develop connectivity within the continent. AUC Chairperson, Moussa Mahamat, made the announcement during the opening of the Third International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) World Aviation Forum (IWAF) in Abuja. The forum is working under the theme, “Financing the Development of Aviation Infrastructure’’. Mahamat was represented by Amani Abu-Zeid, …

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AACO Secretary General bullish on growth of Arab airlines

In spite of the many pressing issues that the region faces, the growth of Arab airlines remains all but assured. This was the assessment of Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) Secretary General Abdul Wahab Teffaha, which he shared during his address at the AGM in Sharjah. Teffaha said history was a good harbinger of the future. In the half century since AACO was established, passenger traffic growth has continued to …

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AACO approves resolutions on EU competition regulation and security

The Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) has green-lighted the following resolutions during the 50th AGM: Resolution on competition issues in relations with the EU: Regarding the European Commission’s (EC) proposal for a regulation rescinding EU regulation 868/2004 on upholding fair competition in air transport, AACO urged EU institutions to deliberate observations on the EC proposal forwarded by some Arab parties, including AACO, to the EC and EU Parliament. AACO called …

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