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Brexit raises questions about the future of EU aviation

By Paddy Smyth – irishtimes.com A family trip from Milan to Paris in 1992 would have cost 25 times more than it does today, with the minimum price for a ticket on the route dropping from more than €400 to about €15 today. Today there are almost eight times as many routes as there were in 1992. In Dublin Airport alone the number of flights to destinations in other European Union countries has risen from …

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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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EU’s proposal to safeguard competition may flush out protectionist complaints against Gulf airlines

by CAPA European aviation regulators have drawn the battle line between those seeking a protectionist response to Gulf competition and those that do not want to see such regulatory backsliding. On 8-Jun-2017 the European Commission published a proposal aimed at safeguarding competition in air transport. This was the highlight among a number of measures adopted by the Commission to progress the Aviation Strategy that it issued in Dec-2015. The Commission proposes …

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Why Brexit could entail a hard landing for low-cost carriers

by The Economist Exiting the EU may mean leaving the European Common Aviation Area The European Commission celebrated 25 years of the EU’s internal aviation market in June. The liberalisation of European aviation, which allowed EU carriers to fly between any airport within the bloc, opened the skies to the masses. Greater choice of airlines has cut fares—by as much as 96% between Paris and Milan since 1992, for example, …

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The biggest Trump-era trade dispute may be over airlines. Here’s what’s happening.

By Ashley Nunes https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/06/16/the-biggest-trump-era-trade-dispute-may-be-over-airlines-heres-whats-happening/?utm_term=.d0b15a27515b The trade dispute that some call the biggest in history continues to simmer. For over two years, American, Delta and United Airlines have claimed that their competitors in the Gulf — Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways — are receiving billions of dollars in government subsidies, violating the spirit of bilateral air service agreements. These agreements — commonly known as Open Skies — are essentially free-trade pacts. …

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What future does European aviation face?

By Henrik Hololei | Director-General for Mobility and Transport | European Comission https://www.internationalairportreview.com/news/34929/henrik-hololei-european-aviation/ Director-General for Mobility and Transport Henrik Hololei discusses the impact of Brexit, the need for progress on the Single European Sky project and what the future holds for European aviation. What is the single greatest challenge facing European aviation and air transport at present? When talking about European aviation challenges, managing demand and growth are probably the …

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Privatized air traffic control plan could fly right

By The editorial board http://www.newsday.com/opinion/editorial/privatized-air-traffic-control-plan-could-fly-right-1.13726616 When it comes to deciding who should run what between the federal government and private industry, it’s best to split up the tasks based on who is generally good at each. That’s very much the case with the air traffic control system of the United States, which President Donald Trump wants to make a private, nonprofit entity as part of his larger infrastructure plan. The system employs …

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Trump’s withdrawal from Paris is bad news for the ICAO emissions deal

by Aaron Karp in AirKarp http://atwonline.com/blog/trump-s-withdrawal-paris-bad-news-icao-emissions-deal I expect to hear a lot of talk over the coming days, particularly at the IATA AGM in Cancun that starts June 4, about how the Paris climate agreement and ICAO’s Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) are separate international accords and the withdrawal of the US from Paris doesn’t necessarily mean the US is turning its back on the historic …

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Trump may not be such a pushover for US aviation lobby after all

By Frank Kane http://www.arabnews.com/node/1108196 Next week the annual meeting of the International Air Travel Association — the aviation industry’s global trade body — will be held in the Mexican city of Cancun. It will be a full agenda. Overcapacity, challenging market conditions and the impact of new, more fuel-efficient aircraft have all added to the problems thrown up by governments, like laptop bans and visa restrictions, and by computers, which have …

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Fair and open skies for US and Gulf carriers

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/fair-open-skies-for-us-gulf-carriers-674608.html By Captain Tilmann Gabriel The aviation industry is one of the most susceptible to global economic shocks, whether as a result of political crises, sudden fluctuations in oil and gas prices or shifts in financial markets. The biggest international events of the past few decades have clearly demonstrated this, and to allow this sector to continue to realise its potential, all carriers, including the legacy airlines of the US …

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