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Indian antitrust body fines airlines over cargo price-fixing

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has cracked the whip on three different airlines for what it deemed as determined action in fixing and amending fuel surcharge (FSC), which is a component of freight charges. The CCI came out with the decision after an extensive investigation stemming from charges that the airlines were running a cartel. The heaviest penalty was that of Jet Airways, which was slapped a fine of …

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South Korea to amend law to keep expansion of low cost carriers in check

South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has announced that it would be amending existing regulations to fortify entry criteria and management requirements to keep the expansion of low cost carriers (LCC) in check. “We came up with the revision to make LCC-related regulations more realistic, aiming to improve the overall quality of the airline industry with fair competition,” remarked a ministry official. If the revision is ratified by …

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CAAB Chairman says US-Bangla aircraft was fit to fly

The Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB), Air Vice Marshal M Naim Hassan, has said that the US-Bangla aircraft that crashed at Kathmandu Airport was declared fit to fly before it departed Dhaka. The CAAB chairman also said that the aircraft’s black box would be sent to Bombardier in Canada, which is the manufacturer of the dash, to decode it. “We followed all set procedures of safety …

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Nepal authorities refute claims that they’re to blame for confusion before deadly plane crash

Nepal officials have denied any wrongdoing in the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of at least 49 people at Kathmandu’s airport. The crash happened when a flight with US-Bangla Airlines – a privately owned Bangladeshi carrier – approached the runway from the wrong direction, crashed and burst into flames. The airline’s CEO, Imran Asif, allegedly blamed air traffic controllers for the incident, stating that they gave out the …

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DGCA says decision to ground aircrafts was for “passenger safety”

The call by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to ground specific A320 neo aircrafts that had faulty engines was for the safety of air passengers. This was the assertion of Civil Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu, who said the decision was “only for passenger safety.” He also said that he was hoping that the flights would be restored soon. The move by the DGCA caused flight cancellations for IndiGo …

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Ghana Civil Aviation Authority partly blamed by BPS for crash of Starbow aircraft

The Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) has pinned part of the blame at the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) for the air incident that involved a Starbow aircraft, which nearly claimed the lives of 68 people onboard. The Starbow aircraft that was bound for Kumasi, overshot the runway at Kotoka International Airport, during its takeoff manoeuvre in November last year. The BPS claimed that the incident could have been averted …

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US Senator seeks protection for air passengers from tech that uses personal info to affect pricing

United States Senator Chuck Schumer is asking the federal government to safeguard air passengers from technology that would be using personal information collected to impact prices. Schumer said that airlines and other companies are seriously considering the use of this kind of technology. The Senator disclosed that he has filed a letter to the Federal Trade Commission to look into reports of a pricing policy that would levy various rates …

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Nigerian federal government calls for comprehensive audit of Dana Airlines

Nigeria’s federal government is concerned over the recent spate of accidents involving Dana Airlines and has ordered a comprehensive audit of the carrier. The federal government came to the decision after an exhaustive seven-hour Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House in the nation’s capital of Abuja. In a span of two weeks, Dana Airlines was at the center of two near-tragic air incidents. The first one was …

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Government to expedite Air India’s disinvestment process

The government is looking to speed up the process of the disinvestment of Air India and would be inviting expressions of interest (EoIs) from different groups in the weeks to come. Civil Aviation Secretary RN Choubey disclosed that an amended EoI for disinvestment in Pawan Hans would also be floated around the same time. “Our ministry is presently engaged in the important task of finding buyers for Air India, its …

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Brazil: Government looking for a way to develop foreign investment in civil aviation

Brazil’s government have decided to scratch its proposal to turn the Brazilian Tourist Board “Embratur” into a tourism agency, to better facilitate the involvement of foreign investment in civil aviation. The government is looking into ways to expedite the overturning of the restriction on foreign capital share in airlines, pegged at the moment at 20%. The rationale behind this pending move is to incite the arrival of budget airlines in …

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