Tuesday , February 20 2018
Home | 2017 | December | 22

Daily Archives: December 22, 2017

Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, SESAR, sign Memorandum of Cooperation for better management of air traffic

The Civil Aviation Authority of Qatar has inked a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) project to attain more efficiency in the management of air traffic between Qatar, other European nations and other countries of the world. The agreement seeks to improve collaboration in air traffic management modernization projects between Qatar and Europe in a bid to develop and harmonize global aviation standards that would …

Read More »

Netherlands: Schiphol Airport seeks to make it easier for cargo airlines to secure slots

Schiphol Airport’s slot coordination committee has forwarded a “local rule” proposal to the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management that would make it easier for cargo airlines to nab slots at the Dutch aviation hub. Evofenedex, the Dutch shippers and logistics organization, disclosed that the airport’s operator, Schiphol Group, and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL, Amsterdam) submitted the proposal separately. The plan, which was green-lighted by a majority of …

Read More »

IATA asks New Zealand to reconsider proposed tourism tax on foreign tourists

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for New Zealand to reassess its proposal to levy tourism tax on international visitors. “Aviation is a catalyst for economic growth. Making air travel more expensive through the tourism tax could reduce international passenger numbers to New Zealand by 78,000 annually. This could result in a NZ$100 million negative impact on the GDP and a loss of 1,200 jobs,” said IATA’s Regional …

Read More »

Canada: Hope for Senate approval of air passenger rights by Christmas dashed

Whatever hope Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau had of the air passenger rights bill getting approved by the Senate by Christmas, quickly got buried in a hearing marked by fierce rebukes and exchanges between the latter and a former Liberal party operative. The Liberals had been campaigning for the upper chamber to ratify a transportation bill that would pave the way for a new air passenger bill of rights. Transport …

Read More »