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UK airlines risk losing flying rights, says leaked Brexit paper

By Alex Barker – Financial Times EU Brexit negotiators are taking a tough stance on aviation that would dramatically restrict UK airline operating rights unless Britain follows the bloc’s laws and courts, according to leaked planning documents. The EU’s 27 remaining member states have begun preparing for talks on future EU-UK relations, outlining models of co-operation in aviation, fisheries and research that strictly adhere to precedents in existing arrangements with non-EU countries. …

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Rwanda and Cape Verde sign bilateral Air Services Agreement

Rwanda and Cape Verde have signed a bilateral Air Services Agreement (ASA) that would open up new business opportunities for both countries. Rwanda’s Minister of State for Transport, Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, signed the ASA on the sidelines of the recently concluded third annual International Civil Aviation Organization World Aviation Forum 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria. The three-day gathering was done with the theme, “Financing the Development of Aviation Infrastructure” and …

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Row between U.S. and Persian Gulf carriers set to intensify

The years long spat between United States and Persian Gulf carriers – Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways PJSC – is about to reach fever pitch. This after Etihad said that a measure that make part of the Senate’s tax-reform bill contains “language that is inappropriate under U.S. law and runs contrary to several international agreements.” The remarks are about an addition to the bill that calls for foreign airlines …

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Airlines International Representation in Europe calls for better aviation policies

An organization composed of representatives from European leisure airlines has called for strict limits on European Union (EU) aviation infrastructure charges and regulations on organizations that have a grip on monopoly positions in the industry. Airlines International Representation in Europe (AIRE) Director-General Sylviane Lust has expressed to EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc during a meeting that improvements to the aviation policies must be implemented urgently. AIRE, which represents 16 carriers …

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German regulator asks Lufthansa for fare price information after Air Berlin’s collapse

The German cartel office has requested national carrier Lufthansa for information on airfare prices after receiving complaints over skyrocketing rates after the collapse of Air Berlin. Air Berlin stopped operations last month after filing for insolvency back in August. Lufthansa has proposed to take on an estimated 80 planes from its fallen rival, pending the approval from the EU’s competition regulator. “We have asked Lufthansa to provide information on pricing,” …

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EU and Armenia finalize aviation deal

The European Union and Armenia finalized a new aviation pact on the sidelines of the Eastern Partnership Summit held in Brussels. The agreement is set to bring in an estimated 87,000 additional passengers that would generate in excess of €16 million during the first five years. This aviation pact would improve market access for airlines, offering better connectivity, more choice and lower cost of fares for air travellers. More flights …

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