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Regulation changes on deck to lower airfares and boost tourism, says Brazilian Minister of Tourism

Brazil’s Minister of Tourism, Marx Beltrao, announced that Congress would finalize legislation that would make way for the deregulation of flights to and from the United States as soon as next month. Aside from that, Beltrao is also looking forward to legislators giving the green light to a plan that would allow foreign carriers to own a bigger slice of the pie when it comes to Brazilian airlines. Both measures …

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Namibia to participate in ICAO’s carbon offsetting scheme

Namibia has become the latest nation to join in on the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). Namibia’s addition to the roster pegs the number of nations to 73. CORSIA was recently established by the United Nations agency, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and would begin in 2020. CORSIA is aimed at capping carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from international aviation. International operators emitting over 10,000 metric …

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Kyrgyzstan Prime Minister and ICAO Secretary General discuss civil aviation reform issues

The Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov met with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General, Fang Liu, at the World Economic Forum being held in Davos, Switzerland. Isakov reportedly met with Liu to talk about the reforms that have been made by his government especially in the area of civil aviation. “The ongoing reforms in civil aviation will give impetus to the development of the country’s economy, business, tourism, …

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IATA and Italian air navigation service provider ENAV to develop airspace strategy for Italy

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Italy’s air navigation service provider, ENAV, is partnering up to develop and soon implement an Italian National Airspace Strategy. This collaboration is expected to forge tighter bonds between the two organizations for this specific initiative, which is geared to offer benefits to the travelling public as well as the aviation community, all while backing the economic growth and competitiveness of the Italian aviation …

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Brexit still a burning issue for airports, says ACI Europe

ACI Europe recently provided an overview of the issues that the airport industry faces in the months to come. ACI Europe President, Michael Kerkloh, who also happens to be the CEO of Munich Airport, spoke at the New Year Reception at the European Parliament, and expressed optimism about European aviation, mostly due to the exceptional traffic growth during 2017. He also echoed the organization’s support for more Open Skies, which …

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