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IDEAS proposes “ASEAN Community Carrier”

Malaysian think tank IDEAS has proposed the concept of an “ASEAN Community Carrier.” The concept is for all ASEAN members to have a policy for airlines established, for the purpose of travel between ASEAN member countries, with no restriction of ownership and landing rights. “Asean grew through trade between member countries with the aviation industry playing a vital role in connecting between Asean member states. “In light of enhancing the …

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EU Mobility and Transport Commissioner looking to forge deeper aviation ties with India

The European Union’s (EU) Mobility and Transport Commissioner, Violeta Bulc, is exploring the possibility for a more comprehensive aviation agreement with India. Bulc recently met with India’s Civil Aviation Minister, Ashok Gajapathi Raju. It was there where she proposed the staging of an annual aviation summit in India to look at diverse methods to enhance aviation safety and security. The same gathering would also tackle how to improve the size …

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Ethiopia and Indonesia sign Air Services Agreement

An Air Service Agreement that allows Ethiopian Airlines to start flying direct to Jakarta was recently finalized in Indonesia. The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed this development. Signing the said pact were Ethiopia’s Transport State Minister Abdisa Yadeta and Indonesia’s First Secretary of Transport Ministry, Sugihardijo. Discussions continued after the signing of the Air Service Agreement, as the officials examined various means to spark cooperation between the two countries …

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Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno moves to deregulate airline industry

The deregulation of Ecuador’s airline industry moved closer to becoming a reality after President, Lenin Moreno, signed a decree that would permit bilateral civil air transport agreements, which will result in the liberalization of the market. The decree was published on the Presidency’s official Internet page. According to the decree, the goal is to “promote Latin American integration and promote a strategic insertion of the country in the international context,” …

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Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, SESAR, sign Memorandum of Cooperation for better management of air traffic

The Civil Aviation Authority of Qatar has inked a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) project to attain more efficiency in the management of air traffic between Qatar, other European nations and other countries of the world. The agreement seeks to improve collaboration in air traffic management modernization projects between Qatar and Europe in a bid to develop and harmonize global aviation standards that would …

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Brazil’s lower house approves Open Skies agreement with United States

The proposed Open Skies agreement between Brazil and the United States was approved by the lower house of Brazil’s Congress, paving the way for the partnership between the American Airlines Group Inc. and LATAM Airlines Group SA. The Open Skies treaty was actually signed six years ago. However, it encountered stiff resistance from legislators lobbied by local airline interests in Brazil, who were apprehensive about facing competition from U.S. carriers. …

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Bilateral negotiations key to resolving Africa’s aviation problems, says Ethiopian Airlines Official

Esayas WoldeMariam Hailu, Managing Director of Ethiopian Airlines’ International Services, stressed that bilateral negotiations might hold the key to resolving Africa’s low air traffic and open skies difficulties. Hailu bemoaned that some African states felt more inclined giving free skies to foreign carriers than to those within the continent. Speaking at the airlines’ head office situated in Addis Ababa, he stated that it was appalling that together, all African airlines …

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More designated carriers to operate flights between Moscow and Antalya

The aviation authorities of Russia and Turkey have consented to tap a third designated carrier each to fly the route connecting Moscow and the Turkish resort destination of Antalya. This development brings the total frequency for this particular route to seven flights each week. Russian travelers prefer traveling to Turkey. Proof of this is right before the 2015 ban on charter flights to that country, the Moscow-Antalya route ranked first …

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A4A and CANAERO join forces to bolster air transport between two countries

The Airlines for America and its counterpart in Mexico, the Camara Nacional de Aerotransportes (CANAERO), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pool efforts to promote air travel and tourism, the transport of goods and bolster the development of air transport between the two nations. Massive growth in the cross-border market has been observed ever since the approval of the U.S.-Mexico Air Services Agreement (ASA) back in August of last …

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Time is fast running out to prevent a Brexit aviation crisis

by Karen Walker in ATW Editor’s Blog With every ticking minute towards the day when the UK exits the European Union (EU), anxiety is growing among those in the airline industry about when replacement agreements will be secured to ensure uninterrupted commercial air traffic in and out of the UK. Anxiety levels have now ratcheted up several more notches since the European Commission Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport confirmed what everyone knew, but …

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