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Russian President Vladimir Putin signs decree approving resumption of air traffic with Cairo

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree, ratifying the resumption of commercial air traffic with Cairo. Putin has signed off on the changes that have been made to the 2015 decree that put a stop to all commercial passenger flights to Egypt. The amendment would allow flights to Cairo but not to other Egyptian destinations. The initial suspension was made then after the crash of a Russian flight in …

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India: Capping of air fares could raise prices for passengers, says government

The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation said that the capping of air fares has the potential to “raise prices for the 98-99 per cent of the passengers.” In a statement, the Ministry railed against observations made by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport pertaining to airline staff’s misbehaviors and the over-pricing of airline tickets. “Pricing deregulation has allowed competition to bring down prices dramatically in India, making it one of …

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ICAO sending team to India to review if ATCO oversight is being met

Two months after it audited India’s aviation sector, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is once again sending a team back to examine whether the oversight requirement of air traffic controllers (ATCO) is being complied with. The move comes after the ICAO audited Indian aviation under its universal safety oversight audit program back in November. The audit inspected areas of personnel licensing, airworthiness, operations, legislation and organization of aviation agencies. …

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China opens four new aviation corridors over Taiwan Strait

China has opened four new aviation corridors over the Taiwan Strait, prompting Taiwan to howl in protest and subsequently demand talks with Beijing. The mainland’s Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) recently announced that beginning on Thursday, commercial aircraft could start flying south to north through the M503 air corridor, and using three connecting regional corridors. The move is said to ensure aviation safety as aircrafts flying through the aforementioned …

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Canadian Transport Minister announces expanded Air Transport Agreements with several nations

Canada’s Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, announced the successful settlement of amended air transport agreements with the countries of Ethiopia, Cameroon, South Africa, Qatar and Morocco. The amended agreement with Ethiopia makes way for designated carriers to offer up to five flights per week. The new pact with Cameroon as well as amended agreements with South Africa and Qatar, on the other hand, facilitates the operation of code-sharing between Canada …

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