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Daily Archives: February 14, 2018

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary issues new warning on negative impact of Brexit

Outspoken Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary once again reminded the industry just how damning Brexit is going to be on aviation. Time and time again, O’Leary had insisted that flights between the UK and Europe would most likely be grounded in April 2019 should the two sides fail to strike a deal. Ryanair has already taken the initiative to warn passengers of the risk that flights from April 1, 2019 could …

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Airlines for America calls for Congress to reject tax hikes on airline customers

Airlines for America (A4A) has called for Congress to deny increases to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) security fees just as the administration rebuffed an undeserved increase in the passenger facility charge (PFC). Congress should instead turn its attention on returning billions of dollars that were channeled from TSA and CBP to pay for non-aviation related purposes, rather than increase taxes on the public as …

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Africans remain divided on issue of Single African Air Transport Market

The African Union (AU) launched the much talked about Single African Air Transport Market in spite of harsh criticism from member states and African airlines. The AU officially launched SAATM at the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union that was held at its headquarters in Addis Ababa late last month. The new Chairman of the AU and President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, remarked that the …

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