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Philippines: Airport regulator requests for six months to decongest NAIA

Airport regulatory agencies have requested the House Committee on Transportation for at least six months to accomplish the directive to free up the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager, Eddie Monreal, argued during the hearing of the House panel on the bill compelling the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the MIAA to introduce a rationalization program for the country’s biggest airport, that it is …

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IATA voices displeasure at Singapore’s new airport taxes and departure charges

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has expressed its displeasure over the decision of Singapore to impose a new airport tax and higher departure charges to collect funds for new developments. The aviation trade body described the move as “unfair.” One airline – Jetstar Asia – came out and warned that the new charges would be carried on to passengers, with airfares for flights coming from Singapore expected to increase …

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UK gives green light to funding for development of technology to boost airport security

The UK government has given the green light for the release of a total of £1.8 million to aid eight projects that would develop technology geared to bolster airport security and enhance the screening process. The new aviation security solutions are being made to strengthen threat detection capabilities, lessen queues and largely facilitate quicker airport screening process. Security Screening Technologies is one of the projects that would be receiving part …

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Iraq extends flight ban to Kurdistan region by three months

Iraq has prolonged by three months the ban on international flights to the Kurdistan region. The development was disclosed by a senior official at the Arbil airport in the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. The ban was first established by the federal government of Baghdad back in September after Iraqi Kurdistan voted in overwhelming fashion for independence in a non-binding referendum vetoed as illegal by the central government. It was then …

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Uzbekistan President orders introduction of Open Skies policy at three international airports

Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has ordered the introduction of Open Skies Policy at three more international airports. These are Andijan, Nukus and Navoi. Earlier this month, Mirziyoyev inked the Measures to Boost Tourists Inflow Decree, which paves the way for the removal of Karshi airport from the structure of Uzbekistan Airways, its turnover to a private specialized company and the introduction of an open skies policy. The Karshi airport development …

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ASEAN airports to deal with difficulties in handling sudden influx of travellers

Honeywell International Inc. Vice President, Airlines, Asia Pacific and Aerospace Leader, Brian Davis, has questioned whether the ASEAN region is prepared for full liberalization of its skies. Explaining the complete approval of the ASEAN Open Skies agreement back in 2016 as a crucial point, Davis said Malaysia, for instance, could sure benefit from the increase in intra-ASEAN travel. Davis, however, claimed that Malaysia’s airports might face near-term struggles in dealing …

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Pakistan: Government to boost security at four international airports

The Pakistani government is setting out to boost the security measures at four international airports in the country. State-of-the-art equipment would be installed at the New Islamabad International Airport, Karachi International Airport, Multan International Airport and Faisalabad International Airport. The executing agency would be the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) while implementation would be taken cared of by the Airport security Force. The Aviation Division meanwhile, would be the sponsoring …

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Nigeria: Federal Government installs measures to enhance security of aviation industry

Nigeria’s Federal Government is ramping up its efforts to build confidence in the country’s aviation industry by implementing more measures to bolster safety and security for all stakeholders. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this clear in a statement that was issued by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs, Ministry of Transportation, James Odaudu. Sirika made the remarks in the wake of the accident that involved …

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IAG makes call for government to introduce competition to Heathrow Airport as it expands

The International Airlines Group (IAG) is pushing for the transport select committee to ensure that the Civil Aviation Authority is given authority to introduce competition to Heathrow Airport as it expands. IAG Chief Executive, Willie Walsh, said he would express the group’s concern when he talks to the committee. Heathrow Airport is currently lobbying to be chosen as the exclusive promoter of terminals in the government’s National Policy Statement. IAG …

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ESC asks governments to take a closer look into slot allocation problem

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) has called for national governments to take a long, hard look into the issue involving the continent’s slots allocation. The ESC alluded to the fact that officials of European nations’ national parliaments are already in talks with regards to criteria related to slot allocations, such as sustainability, noise reduction and economic output of flights. However, the ESC believes they can also make a difference in …

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