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UK: ‘Budget’s APD freeze did not go far enough’

BY EDWARD ROBERTSON – The government’s decision to freeze Air Passenger Duty on all short and long-haul economy flights is proof that lobbying efforts are having some effect. That was the view of Karen Dee, Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association (AOA) – which represents 53 UK airports. Talking to TTG, she said the fact it had been included in the Budget shows the government is listening to the …

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US-UAE Business Council believes Open Skies agreements will stay put

The US-UAE Business Council is confident in its belief that the United States government will not revoke the Open Skies agreements between the two nations. This, according to the President of influential membership body, Danny Sebright, who said: “I think we’ve done a good job of inoculating against various efforts by the US carriers to find a champion on the inside of [President] Trump’s administration. Now I think we’re at …

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Sri Lanka remains devoted to controls on air transportation liberalization

Sri Lanka is still committed to controls on actions to liberalize air transportation in the country even as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) international conference in Colombo looks to augment the application of open skies throughout its member countries. Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said that despite the cutback of state’s control on air transport, often called as liberalization or de-regulation, there is a need to protect the …

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More traffic rights from Amman needed, says Air Arabia Jordan CEO

After failing to secure additional traffic rights to fly from Amman, Air Arabia’s venture in Jordan is on shaky ground due to its inability to expand, and has since moved to charter operations. Chief Executive Adel Ali said at an industry conference that the carrier has been operating as a charter broker since last month because it is not able to fly straight to other catchment locations in the Middle …

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New noise report indicates Heathrow’s noise footprint at smallest recorded levels

Heathrow airport’s noise footprint continues to shrink. The finding was reported by a new annual noise contour report that said 52,000 fewer households were affected by noise compared to 2006. Independent analysis from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) authorized by Heathrow, indicates that the average noise contours continue to shrink. This analysis, which has been conducted on a regular basis since 2006, is part of the airport’s Noise Action Plan …

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