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Serbia and Tunisia sign new Air Services Agreement

Serbia and Tunisia have inked a new Air Services Agreement that would help the two nations regulate air traffic and increase bilateral cooperation. In addition, the new pact would let carriers from the two countries codeshare on each other’s flights. “The air traffic agreement is merely the first step in enhancing collaboration between these two friendly nations, which should also be developed in other fields,” related Zorana Mihajlović, Serbia’s Minister …

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Mauritius signs multiple Bilateral Air Services Agreements with various countries

The delegation of Mauritius that attended the International Conference on Air Services Negotiations Event (ICAN) 2017 in Sri Lanka had a fruitful stint as they finalized air service talks with six countries. These were Chile, Ghana, Morocco, Namibia, Russian Federation and Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Aside from those, the delegation also initiated three Bilateral Air Services Agreements and inked three Memoranda of Understanding with Ghana, Namibia and Morocco. Mauritius finalized …

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Major restructuring of UAE’s airspace eases air traffic congestion

The substantial restructuring of UAE’s airspace has opened up 150 new GPS “waypoints” for aircraft movement, in an ambitious bid to ease air traffic congestion, cut down on fuel costs and make way for more development in the country’s aviation sector. “The Air Space Restructuring project aims to deliver crucial benefits to the UAE’s aviation sector, enhancing airspace capacity to meet forecast air traffic demand for 2020 and beyond,” said …

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India rebuffs UAE’s request for direct flights to northeast of the country

The expansion plans of carriers from the Arabian Gulf suffered a setback after India reportedly rebuffed Dubai’s requests for more direct flights to the northeast region of the country. The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority reportedly requested India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation for permission to fly to northeastern airports without stopping in Delhi or Mumbai, under an “open sky” policy. However, reports indicate that the request has been denied. “We have …

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IDEAS proposes “ASEAN Community Carrier”

Malaysian think tank IDEAS has proposed the concept of an “ASEAN Community Carrier.” The concept is for all ASEAN members to have a policy for airlines established, for the purpose of travel between ASEAN member countries, with no restriction of ownership and landing rights. “Asean grew through trade between member countries with the aviation industry playing a vital role in connecting between Asean member states. “In light of enhancing the …

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EU Mobility and Transport Commissioner looking to forge deeper aviation ties with India

The European Union’s (EU) Mobility and Transport Commissioner, Violeta Bulc, is exploring the possibility for a more comprehensive aviation agreement with India. Bulc recently met with India’s Civil Aviation Minister, Ashok Gajapathi Raju. It was there where she proposed the staging of an annual aviation summit in India to look at diverse methods to enhance aviation safety and security. The same gathering would also tackle how to improve the size …

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Ethiopia and Indonesia sign Air Services Agreement

An Air Service Agreement that allows Ethiopian Airlines to start flying direct to Jakarta was recently finalized in Indonesia. The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed this development. Signing the said pact were Ethiopia’s Transport State Minister Abdisa Yadeta and Indonesia’s First Secretary of Transport Ministry, Sugihardijo. Discussions continued after the signing of the Air Service Agreement, as the officials examined various means to spark cooperation between the two countries …

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Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno moves to deregulate airline industry

The deregulation of Ecuador’s airline industry moved closer to becoming a reality after President, Lenin Moreno, signed a decree that would permit bilateral civil air transport agreements, which will result in the liberalization of the market. The decree was published on the Presidency’s official Internet page. According to the decree, the goal is to “promote Latin American integration and promote a strategic insertion of the country in the international context,” …

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