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Singapore signs Open Skies Agreement with Kiribati

Singapore has signed an Open Skies Agreement with Kiribati that allows both nations to operate any number of flights between them. The agreement stipulates that flights would not have any restrictions or limitations on capacity, frequency, aircraft type, and routing. Additionally, cargo carriers coming from both countries would be allowed to use either country as a hub for operations to any third country. With this new agreement, Singapore has now …

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Zimbabwe: RwandAir granted air traffic rights to fly Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route

The Zimbabwe government has granted traffic rights to RwandAir to operate the Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route. The flights, which were issued on a fifth freedom basis, would start on May 16, this year. A well-placed source in the industry had this to say: “Rwanda Air has been given the traffic rights to service the Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route on a fifth freedom basis. The flights will resume on May 16, 2018.” Zimbabwe’s …

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Nigeria: Airline operators call for level playing field in Single African Air Transport Market

Airline operators have requested the Federal Government to produce a level playing field for airlines that would allow the full benefits of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) Executive Chairman, Captain Nogie Meggison, remarked that Nigerian airlines could only take full advantage of the said policy if the government placed the onus on the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) to see to it that …

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India: DGCA says airlines to pay passengers that gets denied seats because of overbooking

The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ruled that carriers that deny boarding to a passenger that owns a confirmed ticket because of overbooking are liable to compensate for deficiency of service. The DGCA along with national flag carrier, Air India, made it clear to a Delhi High Court that a passenger holds the right to ask for compensation in case of denial because of overbooking, above and beyond …

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Emirates Group signs MoU with Andhra Pradesh

The Emirates Group has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board to create a framework for collaboration in numerous aviation areas to support the rise of Andhra Pradesh’s aviation sector. The agreement paves the way for the sharing of industry expertise and the identification and investment opportunities that would allow for the development of the state’s aviation infrastructure. “The Emirates Group is committed to future …

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