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Mauritius signs multiple Bilateral Air Services Agreements with various countries

The delegation of Mauritius that attended the International Conference on Air Services Negotiations Event (ICAN) 2017 in Sri Lanka had a fruitful stint as they finalized air service talks with six countries. These were Chile, Ghana, Morocco, Namibia, Russian Federation and Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Aside from those, the delegation also initiated three Bilateral Air Services Agreements and inked three Memoranda of Understanding with Ghana, Namibia and Morocco. Mauritius finalized …

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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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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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Kuwait’s DGCA signs air services contracts during ICAO ICAN 2017

Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) signed contracts with several countries during the 10th ICAO Air Services Negotiation Event or ICAN 2017. During the said gathering that was held in the Sri Lankan commercial capital of Colombo, DGCA’s President, Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah discussed improving bilateral cooperation in the aviation industry with Sri Lankan Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Nimal Siripala. Additionally, the Kuwaiti delegation led …

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UAE’s GCAA signs several MoUs during ICAO conference

The United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) disclosed that it has signed numerous Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Brazil, Sri Lanka, Gambia, Nigeria, and the UK, during the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) conference. According to the UAE’s civil aviation regulator, a delegation graced the said gathering and inked agreements with Switzerland and Ghana. 77 countries attended the ICAO conference and discussed the organization of air transportation’s policies.

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European Union issues warning to British airlines regarding post-Brexit flights

British airlines would relinquish all flying rights to the European Union should the lack of a transition agreement persist after Brexit. This was the stark warning issued by an EU official, a reminder of what’s at stake should no agreement be settled between negotiators from both sides of the fence. The European Commission recently issued a notice to all airlines, relating that UK carriers would no longer benefit from traffic …

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Kazakhstan signs agreements to expand aviation cooperation with other countries

Kazakhstan has inked agreements with different countries in a bid to develop aviation cooperation. Direct flights from Kazakhstan to Milan would be launched in 2018, according to the Civil Aviation Committee. “A legal framework with the Italian aeronautical authorities for the launch of regular flights between the cities of Astana, Almaty and Rome, Milan with a frequency of seven passenger and three cargo flights a week and the possibility of …

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