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Tunisia and EU agree to Open Skies Memorandum of consultation

Representatives from the Tunisian government and a delegation from the European Union gathered to discuss the Euro-Mediterranean agreement on services between the two parties. The meeting concluded with the two delegations finalizing the discussions on the said agreement and agreeing to submit its text to their respective authorities for ratification before it is implemented in accordance with the constitutional procedures of each party. Kamel Miled of the Tunisian delegation, and …

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New Zealand: IATA against proposed tourist tax

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has expressed opposition for a proposed tourist tax, arguing that carriers should not bear the burden of the expenses that come with collecting it. IATA Regional Director Vinoop​ Goel​ claimed that the income earned by Labour’s pre-election proposal of a $25 per head fee on foreign visitors would be overshadowed by loss of business. In a letter penned and addressed to Transport Minister Phil …

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Kazakhstan signs agreements to expand aviation cooperation with other countries

Kazakhstan has inked agreements with different countries in a bid to develop aviation cooperation. Direct flights from Kazakhstan to Milan would be launched in 2018, according to the Civil Aviation Committee. “A legal framework with the Italian aeronautical authorities for the launch of regular flights between the cities of Astana, Almaty and Rome, Milan with a frequency of seven passenger and three cargo flights a week and the possibility of …

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IATA urges African nations to recognize aviation’s ability to drive the economy forward

International Air Transport Association (IATA) CEO and Director General Alexandre de Juniac appealed to African states to acknowledge aviation’s capacity to spark economic progress. “Africa is the region with the greatest aviation potential but punitive taxes and high infrastructure and fuel costs are curtailing air transport’s benefits on the continent,” bemoaned de Juniac. “The African aviation industry loses $1.50 for each passenger it carries, with many airlines struggling to break …

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Egypt and Russia discussing return of Russian aviation to Egypt

Russian President Vladimir Putin Egypt President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi discussed ways on how to hasten the steps needed to resume direct passenger flights between their two nations. Putin’s visit to the country has sparked hopes, especially for those in the tourism sector that a major breakthrough in returning Russian aviation and tourists to Egypt might be possible. The return of Russian tourism is a high priority for Sisi during Putin’s …

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