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Aviation Round Table asks Nigerian Federal Government to halt foreign airlines from having multiple entry points

Aviation Round Table (ART) President, Gbenga Olowo, has urged the Nigerian Federal Government to stop foreign carriers from having numerous entry points. Speaking from the Nigerian city of Lagos, Olowo appealed to the government to examine Nigeria’s Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASAs) with other countries He said the agreements, which had stimulated foreign airlines, to fly into Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Enugu International airports, respectively, were not extended …

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Qatar’s plans to boost air passenger traffic and sign more air transport agreements discussed

Qatar’s plans for better air passenger traffic and more destinations to fly to was a hot topic at a meeting between Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) Chairman Abdullah bin Nasser Turki al-Subaey and a team from Oxford Business Group (OBG). OBG’s representatives met with al-Subaey as work began on ‘The Report: Qatar 2017,’ the research and consultancy firm’s upcoming publication on the country’s economy. Al-Subaey was “confident on Qatar’s ability” …

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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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Nepal and Australia close to signing Air Services Agreement

Nepal and Australia have made significant strides and are getting nearer to signing the first bilateral Air Services Agreement (ASA), as Nepal Airlines is raring to start operations to the Land Down Under after acquiring new long-range planes. Nepal’s Civil Aviation Ministry officials bared Australian officials had responded positively to the proposal, and sent its response on the draft ASA prepared by Nepal. “We are preparing to send our views …

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Macedonia and China set to sign bilateral Air Services Agreement

Macedonia and China are getting ready to ink a bilateral Air Service Agreement after a meeting in the Macedonian capital of Skopje. A group from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has already forwarded a draft text of the agreement which would now be examined by their Macedonian counterparts. On the other hand, the Macedonian Civil Aviation Agency proposed for the signing of a Memorandum for Technical Cooperation. The …

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Ghana President keen on reviving Air Services Agreement with Equatorial Guinea

Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that he hopes to strengthen bilateral ties and explore areas of cooperation with Equatorial Guinea during his three-day visit there. In the transportation sector, the Ghana President has hinted at the possible revival of its Air Services Agreement with Equatorial Guinea, which may pave the way for direct flights between Accra and Malabo. Ghana has also committed to expanding the Tema Port …

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Russia and China hold air services talks, agree to more liberalisation

Russian Aviation Authority Civil Aviation Working Group and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) reported (14-Aug-2017) details of their meeting held during Jul-2017. Talks covered: An agreement to expand local air services, triangular air services and overflying arrangements for airlines from both states; Airworthiness cooperation issues between the two states; Agreed to permit Russian designated airlines to coterminalise on any two points among Zhengzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Tianjin, Dalian, Shenyang and Xi’an for scheduled all cargo services and allow …

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India: Foreign airlines allowed to offer more seats under new policy

Foreign carriers would be delighted to know that that they would now be able to offer more seats on flights to India where Indian carriers have not used up even a third of their total seat entitlements, and do no have any immediate plans under bilateral Air Services Agreements. The civil aviation policy has granted open skies for countries beyond the 5,000-kilometer radius. However, for countries inside the said radius, …

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Serbia and Pakistan in talks to renegotiate Air Services Agreement

Serbia and Pakistan are in talks to renegotiate an Air Services Agreement that owns the potential to boost trade, investment, tourism and cultural exchange between the two countries. The agreement also offers commercial prospects for carriers from both sides. The Pakistani government had already given the green light for talks to commence. At the moment, Air Serbia codeshares on Etihad Airways’ flights from Abu Dhabi to Karachi and Lahore. The …

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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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