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IATA heaps praise on African Union’s campaign for open skies

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has lauded the African Union union’s initiative to open up the continent’s airspace. A deal that puts in place a single air transport market for Africa is to be given a push during the Heads of State summit in Ethiopia that would be held in Ethiopia early next year. This, according to African Airlines Association Secretary General, Abderahmane Berthe. Out of the 55, 20 …

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European Commission asks Nepal’s CAA to shed light on steps being taken to address safety issues

The European Commission (EC) has issued an invitation to officials of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to Brussels, Belgium next month to shed light on the steps they have taken to address safety issues. The invitation comes less than a week after the EC handed down a decision to uphold the ban on Nepali carriers. Last week, the EC released an updated European Union air safety list of …

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Cyprus Transport Minister calls on EU to protect country against third country actions in air transport

Cyprus’ Transport Minister Marios Demetriades has appealed to his counterparts in the European Union to guarantee the protection of his country against third country actions in air transport. Demetriades was addressing the Transport and Telecommunications Council in Brussels. There, he issued his support for the free movement of data project, provided the essential checks and balances are in place. In particular, Demetriades was adamant that the EU protects its member …

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Arab Aviation Summit opens with call to dash protectionism

A fervent call to eliminate protectionism was what opened the Arab Aviation Summit being held in Dubai. The appeal was made to propel growth of the aviation industry in compliance with Dubai’s successful “open skies” policy. Arab Air Carriers Organization Director General Abdul Wahab Teffaha remarked that protectionism – or the act of blocking key aviation players from global and regional markets – would hamper the expansion of the global …

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