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Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan hopes to work together on aviation and tourism

Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan have indicated that they are amenable to cooperating in the development of their respective aviation and tourism industries. Uzbekistan’s Gosavianadzor met with a Kyrgyz delegation bannered by Deputy Minister of Transport and Roads Gulmira Abdralieva, talked about a new aspect of bilateral cooperation in the realm of air transportation. Far-reaching development and further strengthening of mutually beneficial cooperation with Uzbekistan are key points of Kyrgyzstan’s foreign policy, …

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Delta encourages employees to join in the fight against Middle Eastern airlines

Delta is pushing its employees to push forward in their campaign for sanctions to be slapped on Gulf-based airlines Emirates, Etihad and Qatar as the row between the major U.S. international airlines and their Middle Eastern counterparts reaches fever pitch. In a 15-minute video that the carrier released, Delta warns employees that unimpeded expansion by the Gulf carriers could lead to disaster for the U.S. aviation industry. “The rules of …

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Cebu Pacific urges Philippines and Japan to stage talks to add more entitlements

Low-cost Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific is exhorting the Philippine and Japanese governments to hold air-services discussions to potentially add more entitlements between Manila and Haneda. Cebu Pacific Spokesman Paterno S. Mantaring declared that the airline intends to fly to Haneda International Airport – the nearest air hub to Tokyo’s metropolis – but has encountered difficulties due to lack of entitlements. “We would like to expand our operations to Japan”, Mantaring …

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Airport Services Association urges for affirmative action to ensure Brexit does not harm aviation

The Airport Services Association (ASA) is lobbying for some sort of imperative action in order to safeguard the aviation sector “in the UK, EU and beyond” from harm when Brexit commences. ASA Director General Jon Conway is hopeful that negotiations between the UK and the European Union would “ensure connectivity in the wake of Brexit” and avoid a “cliff edge scenario.” The airport services industry is hoping that the UK …

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Last ‘Incredible’ Airline Opportunity Opens in Argentina Skies

By Fabiola Moura and Eduardo Thomson Bloomberg.com The skies over Argentina have airline industry veterans lining up planes. The nation’s vast territory and a young working population in Buenos Aires with links to faraway hometowns are two attractions. Join those with a government willing to open virtually untapped markets — currently served almost exclusively by state-run Aerolineas Argentinas SA — and the potential is huge. That’s what Michael Cawley is betting …

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IATA and Estonia Civil Aviation Authority sign MoU for safety information sharing

International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Estonian Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have penned a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that would see both organizations share safety information. This agreement would have the Estonian CAA utilize results of the IATA Operational Safety Audits (IOSA) for Estonian operators to supplement their regulatory safety oversight activities. “Ensuring the highest standards of aviation safety is a common goal and shared responsibility of the aviation …

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EasyJet applies for operating license from Austrian government

EasyJet has applied for license to operate from the Austrian government in order to protect its clearance to fly between member states of the European Union. Europe’s second largest scheduled international carrier, easyJet resorted to this action to guarantee that it would enjoy fully licensed flying rights to operate between EU member states after Brexit in 2019. This move is a significant one as the carrier operates to more of …

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Airlines UK: Brexit aviation deal likely due to threat EU-UK flights

Airlines UK, the trade body that represents UK airlines, says that there is much to be gained from an aviation deal between Britain and the European Union even as the uncertainty over flights loom large during the Brexit negotiations. The reaction stems from reports regarding the possible impact of Brexit on the UK airline industry and the selling of tickets before Brexit, which is pegged to be finalized on March …

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Singapore closes Open skies agreement with Armenia

Singapore finalized an Open Skies Agreement (OSA) with Armenia as it expands its market reach across the globe. Under the agreement, airlines of Singapore and Armenia will be able to operate services between both countries with no restrictions on route schedule, capacity, frequency, and aircraft type. Additionally, cargo carriers from the two states will be able to base their aircraft in the other party for operations to any third country. …

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UAE, India boost aviation cooperation

The UAE and India have explored ways to take bilateral relations to a higher level with special emphasis on the aviation sector. The two sides discussed the possibility of signing a new agreement to utilise the high potential for travel growth between the two countries. Carriers from India and the UAE can now fly a total of 131,741 aircraft seats a week, each way. Both parties agreed to hold a …

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