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Mauritius signs Bilateral Air Services Agreement with Portugal

Mauritius and Portugal have signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) at the Treasury Building at the Mauritian capital of Port Louis. Portuguese Ambassador to Mauritius, Maria Amelia Maio de Paiva, and Mauritian Secretary to Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service, N. K. Ballah, signed the BASA. Maio de Paiva stressed that the agreement would forge closer ties between the two countries. She added that the bilateral relations of …

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India and Japan agree to open sky pact

India and Japan have come to terms on an agreement that would permit their carriers to operate a limitless number of flights between their two nations. The agreement came to be after strategic discussions that were carried out by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. An official release stated that India and Japan exchanged RoD (Record of Discussions) on civil aviation cooperation with respect to …

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Brazil and China sign air agreement that paves way for more number of flights

Brazil and China have signed a new air agreement that eliminates route limits, boosting benefits for companies that are already plying routes between the two nations as well as those of other nationalities whose operations involve departures and arrivals in Brazil and China. The agreement signed between the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is an update of the agreement between the …

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China opens aviation airspace to decongest air traffic

China has opened up 2,000-kilometer civil aviation airspace between Shanghai and Lanzhou that would help decongest air traffic and enhance flight safety and punctuality in that sector. China’s airspace is generally dominated by the country’s military, making the air traffic highly congested and leading to flight delays. China has optimized civil airspace channels in the northwest China’s Shaanxi, Gansu and Qinghai provinces, and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, according to Che …

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Uzbekistan and India working to boost aviation ties

Uzbekistan’s Ambassador to India, Farhod Arziev, has vowed to increase the frequency of flights between the two nations in 2018. Arziev made the bold promise during an engaging session on “Investment Opportunities” that was organized by the BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI). “Arziev announced setting up of a Special Economic Zone in Uzbekistan especially for Indian pharmaceutical companies which are keen to set up manufacturing facilities in Uzbekistan,” …

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Kuwait and United States seek to forge closer aviation ties

The Kuwaiti Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has expressed their enthusiasm in boosting ties with civil aviation authorities of the United States. Kuwait aims to learn from the US’ experience in airports management, said DGCA Director General Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah. Salman’s comments came after a meeting with Carl Burleson, the Debuty Assistant Administrator of Policy, International Affairs, and Environment at the US Federal Administration in Washington, …

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Japan and India to sign agreement that would give way to increased tourist arrivals

Japan and India are on the verge of signing a pact that would give passenger planes easy access to each other’s airports in the hopes of increasing the number of tourist arrivals in Japan from the subcontinent. The agreement would be formalized during the meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India as a part of the Japanese PM’s three-day visit. Abe had …

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Transport disruptions loom as UK, EU face Brexit ‘cliff edge’

By Zoran Radosavljevic | EURACTIV.com Unless Brexit negotiators reach a transitional deal by September next year, both the UK and the EU face a “cliff edge” scenario with serious disruptions in air, railway and maritime traffic, industry sources have told EURACTIV.com. UK and EU negotiators are currently butting heads over the ‘big three’ issues in the Brexit talks – the divorce bill, Northern Ireland and citizens’ rights – and discussions on other matters …

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Mozambique Civil Aviation Authority grants seven carriers domestic route rights

The Civil Aviation Authority of Mozambique has granted domestic passenger traffic rights to seven airlines after a tender that was staged earlier in the year. At a press conference held at the capital city of Maputo, the regulator gave Ethiopian Airlines and its Southern African unit, Malawian Airlines, cabotage rights, while local operators including CFM – Transportes e Trabalhos Aéreos, TTA – Sociedade de Transporte e Trabalho Aéreo, and Solenta …

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Belarus and Moldova discuss plans to resume flight services between two countries

Belarus’ Ambassador to Moldova, Sergei Chichuk met with Moldova’s Deputy Minister of Transport and Road Infrastructure, Serghei Bucataru to discuss cooperation in transport and development of the legal framework. Two significant topics were tackled during the said meeting. The two sides examined the possibility of resuming air services between Belarus and Moldova and its benefits. Also discussed were the prospects of liberalizing the bilateral and transit road freight transport between …

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