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Daily Archives: January 4, 2018

Ryanair applies for license to fly domestic UK routes

Ryanair is preparing for a hard Brexit and is seeking a UK Air Operator’s Certificate in order fly domestic routes in the UK. The carrier disclosed that it had already applied for one to UK regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority. Michael O’Leary, the Chief Executive of Ryanair, had consistently trumpeted the potential effects Brexit might have on aviation. He warned that flights between the UK and the EU could be …

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Passenger rights group takes legal action to shift insolvency proceedings for Niki to Austria

A passenger rights group has taken legal action to move the insolvency proceedings for budget carrier Niki from Germany to Austria. The potential shift could have dire consequences for the sale of Air Berlin to Britain’s IAG. Fairplane, which is seeking to recover over 1 million euros explains that Niki owes to passengers, and filed different legal cases to halt insolvency proceedings in Berlin and instead, send them over to …

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Nepal: CAAN to be divided into two autonomous entities

Nepal’s civil aviation regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), is to be divided into two autonomous bodies. Preparations are already underway to make the current CAAN into two entities – one being a regulatory body and the other tasked with the development of the civil aviation infrastructure. Maheshwar Neupane, the Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, explained that the reason behind the move is …

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IATA says aviation safety in Africa is improving

The past five years has seen huge strides in the improvement of aviation safety in Africa. This was the assessment of International Air Transport Association (IATA) Senior Vice President of Safety and Flight Operations, Gilberto López Meyer. In a report, López Meyer stressed that commercial air travel remains to be the safest kind of long distance transformation. Research conducted by IATA has uncovered that the overall trend in global air …

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