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UK failing to establish traffic rights for airlines before Brexit could spell disaster, says IATA

International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac, did not mince words and said it would be a “disaster” should the UK not establish traffic rights for airlines before departing the European Union (EU). While the IATA and the rest of the industry harbors hope that negotiators from both sides can settle on a pact in the nick of time to sidestep airline service disruptions, recent …

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Switzerland plans to connect Swiss and EU emissions trading schemes

Switzerland harbors plans to add aviation to its current emissions trading scheme (ETS) and to connect the Swiss and EU ETS. The purpose of this move is to allow the two to acknowledge each other’s emission allowances through a bilateral agreement that was inked last month. The proposal however, still needs to be approved by both the EU and Swiss Parliaments. Should it be ratified, the agreement would be implemented …

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Latin America: Increase in aviation taxes and fees hampering growth in region

Opportunistic governments in Latin America that see air travel as an easy tax target, resulting in higher taxes and fees, have led to hindered growth in the region’s aviation sector. International Air Transport Association (IATA) Regional Vice President for the Americas, Peter Cerda, cited Chile as an example. Chile charges $1 per passenger that goes to the government’s aid initiatives in Africa and other similarly developing locales. This fee affects …

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IATA warns Nigeria about privatizing airports

Nigeria has been warned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) about their plans to privatize their airports and was told to exercise restraint. IATA emphasized that Nigeria must protect its national assets with “ironclad regulation” that puts national interest first before anything else. IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac made the statements during his remarks at the IATA Global Media Day in Switzerland. De Juniac said that …

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IATA calls for more urgency in addressing aviation infrastructure needs

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling for governments all across to globe to exhibit more urgency in properly addressing aviation infrastructure concerns. IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac stressed that governments should collaborate with aviation industry players to plan and execute the building of infrastructure to make sure their economies benefit from the burgeoning global air transport industry. “There is no time to lose. Governments are …

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