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LatAm Aviation Defies Protectionism

by Larry B. Pascal – Although President Trump has criticized free trade policies such as the NAFTA, in Latin America in general and in the aviation sector in particular, we continue to see a variety of important market opening and cross-border developments.  In Chile (Sebastian Pinera), Argentina (Mauricio Macri), Peru (Pedro Pablo Kuczynski), Brazil (Michel Temer), we have seen the rise of right-of-center leaders who more openly embrace free trade …

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Taiwan: Civil Aeronautics Administration submits proposals for response to route launch by China

The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) revealed that it has already forwarded proposals to the Mainland Affairs Council with regards to potential responses that would resolve issues stemming from China’s unilateral launch of four aviation routes over the Taiwan Strait. The air routes are for northbound trips on the M503 route, which is only 7.8 km away from the median line of the Strait. It can also be used for those …

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Malaysia seeks to expand connectivity with Cambodia

Malaysia wants to strengthen its aviation ties with Cambodia, said a high-ranking Malaysian official. Malaysia’s Deputy Transport Minister, Datuk Aziz Kaprawi, disclosed that he is hoping to see more Cambodian airlines making their way to Malaysia, as it would raise his country’s tourist arrivals. “More flights means more passengers and better connectivity. It will strengthen the relationship between Malaysia and Cambodia as Kuala Lumpur is viewed as an icon in …

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Kenya: Tourism stakeholders call for faster adoption of open skies policy

Hoteliers in the region are calling for the open skies policy to be adopted more quickly. The urgent call comes a few weeks before the launching of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) on January 28 at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The implementation of the SAATM is being welcomed by air travellers as it is expected to lower to cost of air travel on the …

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India: ICAO calls out DGCA for not complying with recommendation to introduce licensing system for ATCOs

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has taken to task the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for not establishing a license system for air traffic controllers (ATCOs) in India even after six years after it issued its recommendation. The five-man ICAO team that conducted the audit in November of last year uncovered the lapse. The non-compliance carries with it potential consequences such as the downgrading of India’s aviation ranking. …

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