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Malaysia: Standardized PSC drives fair competition for airports

The decision to align the Passenger Service Charge (PSC) fees between the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) was to drive better competition between the carriers operating at both terminals. The decision was handed down by Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB), which in a statement said that klia2 is considered to be a low-cost airport terminal, but rather, a second permanent terminal for KLIA …

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Government should let foreign airlines bid for Air India, says IATA boss

International Air Transport Association (IATA) Chief Executive and Director General, Alexandre de Juniac, proposed that the Indian government should sell its shares in the national carrier, Air India. De Juniac lauded the government’s move to divest its stake in Air India. “We support privatization of Air India. But the company has to be privatized in right conditions,” De Juniac remarked. Pressed to elucidate on what the right conditions were, de …

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UK airport boss appeals for government to set out its plans for Brexit

Charlie Cornish, the Chief Executive of the Manchester Airport Group (MAG), has urged the British government to shed light on what its vision for Brexit is. The frustration in the aviation community is palpable after negotiations with the European Union hit a snag, thereby compromising the entire timetable. Making the situation even more volatile was Finance Minister Philip Hammond’s statement that said Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet had yet to …

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IATA warns Nigeria about privatizing airports

Nigeria has been warned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) about their plans to privatize their airports and was told to exercise restraint. IATA emphasized that Nigeria must protect its national assets with “ironclad regulation” that puts national interest first before anything else. IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac made the statements during his remarks at the IATA Global Media Day in Switzerland. De Juniac said that …

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IATA calls for more urgency in addressing aviation infrastructure needs

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling for governments all across to globe to exhibit more urgency in properly addressing aviation infrastructure concerns. IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac stressed that governments should collaborate with aviation industry players to plan and execute the building of infrastructure to make sure their economies benefit from the burgeoning global air transport industry. “There is no time to lose. Governments are …

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Ghana vows commitment to applying high safety standards at airports

Stakeholders in Ghana’s aviation industry have pledged to ensure the application of high safety standards in the aviation sector to keep the nation’s reputation as one of the safest air travel space. Speaking at the launch of the Aviation Safety Week, the Director for Safety Regulations at the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Daniel Acquah, shared that the role of improved safety standards cannot be overstressed if Ghana is to maintain …

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Africa’s Airport Infrastructure, Taxation Take Spotlight at ICAO Forum

Industry experts at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) World Aviation Forum identified poor airport infrastructure, high taxation of airlines and non-liberalization of Africa’s airspace as key factors that hinder growth of air transport sector in Africa. Held for the first time outside of ICAO’s headquarters in Montreal, Canada, the event staged in the Nigerian capital of Abuja was themed “Financing the Development of Aviation Infrastructure.” The event gathered industry …

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IATA urges Philippine government to focus on developing airport infrastructure

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged the Philippine government to train its focus on addressing the more urgent matter of airport infrastructure rather than entertaining proposals to increase aviation taxes in the form of a tourism tax and Green Fee. “Aviation is vital to the Philippines. It supports 1.2 million jobs and US$9.2 billion in GDP…But the social and economic benefits of air transport are at risk if …

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ALTA, IATA and ACI-LAC Sign MoU to improve air transport in the region

The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and Airports Council International – Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) have inked a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims to improve air transport in the Latin America and the Caribbean. The MoU was signed by Luis Felipe de Oliveira, ALTA’s Executive Director; Peter Cerda, IATA’s Regional Vice President for the Americas; and Martin …

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Mozambique: Minister calls for debate on elements hindering growth of domestic air travel market

Mozambican Transport Minister Carlos Mesquita called for a comprehensive debate on the factors that are holding back the growth of the domestic air travel market in spite of the measures taken by the government. Speaking in Maputo, during the opening of a meeting of the Aeronautical Council, Mesquita mentioned among those measures are the liberalization of Mozambican air space, the presence of an attractive package of civil aviation legislation, and …

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