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Single African Air Transport Market to be launched during African Union Summit

African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has declared 2018 to be the year of open skies in aviation. Mahamat emphasized his bold statement some more by confirming that the Single African Air Transport Market – an Agenda 2063 flagship project – would be launched on the margins of the African Union Summit. The event is being held on January 25 to the 28th in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This …

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Nigerian carriers’ plans to operate flights to US can spark healthy competition

The plans of two Nigerian carriers, Air Peace and MedView Airlines, to start operating flights to the United States next summer could pave the way for intense competition. The said route is currently being dominated by Delta Airlines The two carriers hold the belief that they can use the huge population of Nigerians who are living and have business in American cities such as Texas, Washington, New York, New Jersey …

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Israel finalizes Air Transport Agreements with Chile, Uganda, Jordan

The delegation from Israel signed new Air Transport Agreements with numerous countries, making way for direct flights between them and the former. The new agreements were settled during the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Air Services Negotiation Event 2017 held last month in Sri Lanka. During the said event, Israel signed agreements with the U.K., Switzerland, Chile, South Africa, Vietnam, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Uganda and Jordan. A few …

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Heathrow cuts down airport charges for domestic flights

Air travellers flying on domestic flights can breath a sign of relief after Heathrow cut down airport charges on internal routes. The development comes as Heathrow continues its expansion with a new runway in its bid to position itself as a domestic flight center. The discount has been raised by 50pc, and passengers will pay £15 less when flying between UK airports. The discount is projected to save passengers £40m …

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Heathrow Airport increases environmental charges by 7%

Heathrow Airport has risen the cost of environmental fees it levies on airlines by 7% in a bid to reduce its impact on the environment. The rationale behind the price change is to give carriers more incentive to use their latest aircrafts at Heathrow. This can lead to a cleaner and quieter airport for local communities. The higher environmental charge is part of the airport’s sustainability strategy dubbed Heathrow 2.0, …

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