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Singapore competition panel to refine how airlines work with commission on alliance pacts

The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) is planning to improve on how airlines engage the commission on alliance arrangements. It recently announced that it is looking for feedback on offering a note on airline guidance. Carriers would use this note as a guide to determine whether any alliance pacts should be notified to the CCS, either for guidance or decision. The airline guidance note is also offered up to aid …

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Qatar and Kyrgyz Republic sign Air Services Agreement

Qatar and the Kyrgyz Republic have signed an Air Services Agreement. Qatar’s Minister of Transport and Communications, Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, and the Minister of the Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz Republic, Jamshitbek Kalilov, inked the said pact. The agreement comes in line with Qatar’s desire to finalize more air service agreements, which would allow its national carrier to fly to destinations all over the globe. After the …

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Air France-KLM in exploratory talks with Alitalia to join race to acquire ailing Italian carrier

Air France-KLM  (AF-KLM) has had discussions with struggling carrier, Alitalia, about its plans to acquire it. People who had direct knowledge regarding the situation disclosed that government-tapped commissioners of Alitalia recently met with officials from AF-KLM in Paris last week to talk about the latter’s interest in joining the auction to acquire the Italian air company. Sources say that this could be made possible through a joint bid with British …

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General aviation leaders calls for reopening of FAA Aircraft Registry

Six general aviation (GA) leaders have penned a letter to the Department of Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao, which called for the reopening of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) United States Aircraft Registry. Even with the government shutdown, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and fellow GA organizations say that the U.S. Registry has significant functions for safety, security and accomplishing international aviation treaties. “We respectfully submit that DOT has authority …

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