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Time is fast running out to prevent a Brexit aviation crisis

by Karen Walker in ATW Editor’s Blog With every ticking minute towards the day when the UK exits the European Union (EU), anxiety is growing among those in the airline industry about when replacement agreements will be secured to ensure uninterrupted commercial air traffic in and out of the UK. Anxiety levels have now ratcheted up several more notches since the European Commission Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport confirmed what everyone knew, but …

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India: Civil Aviation Ministry reports nearly 2,000 passengers were denied boarding

Nearly 2,000 air travellers in India were denied boarding during the months of September and October, according to data made available by the Civil Aviation Ministry. Aviation industry experts remark that most of these incidents happened because of the common practice of overbooking of seats. This is being done by airlines in anticipation that some travellers would cancel their flights. Jet Airways and its low cost carrier JetLite, gained the …

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Air service negotiations between Philippines and India to begin soon

The Philippines’ Ambassador to India, Teresita Daza, disclosed that not having direct air services between the Philippines and India is a huge disadvantage as it is missing out on attracting huge groups of tourists. However, she hinted that all that might change very soon as air service negotiations between the two nations are set to commence. “Representatives from our Civil Aviation Board were here a couple of days ago. It’s …

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Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority to fine airlines for delayed flights

The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) is putting its foot down and is set to hand fines to carriers for delayed flights under a draft rule. According to ACAA Chief Mahmud Shah Habibi, the draft would soon be forwarded to the Council of Ministers for ratification. Habibi also announced a substantial 34% rise in ACAA income. In discussing the annual report of the ACAA, Habibi said that aviation-related income last …

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