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Ryanair seeks UK AOC to save UK-EU flights; Spain the most-impacted country market

By On 21 December, the UK CAA received a letter (probably an e-mail) from Ryanair, as the Irish airline seeks an AOC from the British regulators to safeguard its existing and future UK-originating operations against a hard Brexit amid little progress on a new aviation deal between the UK and Europe. The carrier’s move for a UK AOC follows a similar one by fellow ULCC Wizz Air in October, and …

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Russia’s decision to lift ban on commercial flights to Egypt sends “very positive message” to British government

The UK tourism chief of Egypt has raised hopes that the UK may resume flights to Sharm el Sheikh airport, after expressing that Russia’s call to lift a ban on commercial flights to Egypt sends “a very positive message” to the British government. Russia slapped a ban on all flights to Egypt in November 2015 after the tragic crash of Russian charter flights Metrojet 9268 that killed all 224 passengers …

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Kenya Airways begins process of operating direct flights to New York

Kenya Airways has begun the process of operating direct flights to New York, which would officially start on October 28. Kenya Airways Group Managing Director, Sebastian Mikosz, revealed that they would start selling tickets for the historic first flight on Thursday. “This is an exciting moment for us. It fits within our strategy to attract corporate and high-end tourism traffic from the world to Kenya and Africa. We are honored …

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Canada keen on helping Bangladesh improve aviation safety

Bangladesh has found an able ally in Canada, which has expressed its eagerness to assist Bangladesh in the certification of aircraft, and aviation safety and security. In addition, Canada is also willing to provide aircraft that is suitable with the weather in Bangladesh. Canadian High Commissioner in Dhaka, Benoit Prefontaine, made the commitment during his meeting with Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shajahan Kamal at the latter’s Secretariat office. …

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