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Argentina: Flybondi obtains Air Operator’s Certificate, prepares for launch

The Argentine Civil Aviation Authority recently announced that it has issued an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) to Flybondi. With the certification process already finished, the emerging low-cost airline has already begun selling tickets with its proposed launch set on January 26. Flybondi would start with flights from Córdoba Int’l to each of Iguazu, San Carlos de Bariloche (starts January 27), and Mendoza (starts January 29). After those, flights from Mendoza …

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Vietnam Airlines facing fierce competition on direct route to United States

The national carrier of Vietnam, Vietnam Airlines, is getting ready to launch the first direct route between Vietnam and the United States this year. Though nothing has been set in stone, reports indicate that the destination would be either Los Angeles or San Francisco. But Deputy Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV), Vo Huy Cuong, says that they are facing a multitude of challenges, especially with the …

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Ryanair seeks UK AOC to save UK-EU flights; Spain the most-impacted country market

By anna.aero On 21 December, the UK CAA received a letter (probably an e-mail) from Ryanair, as the Irish airline seeks an AOC from the British regulators to safeguard its existing and future UK-originating operations against a hard Brexit amid little progress on a new aviation deal between the UK and Europe. The carrier’s move for a UK AOC follows a similar one by fellow ULCC Wizz Air in October, and …

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Kenya aviation regulator warns airlines of license revocation if they continue to disregard cargo regulations

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCA) has issued a dire warning to airlines flying domestic and international flights, that their licenses would be revoked if they keep on disregarding cargo regulations. KCA Director General, Macharia Kibe, said in a letter addressed to carriers that it is an offense to use passenger flights to carry cargo. In the same breath, airlines are also prohibited from using cargo aircraft to carry passengers …

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Ryanair applies for license to fly domestic UK routes

Ryanair is preparing for a hard Brexit and is seeking a UK Air Operator’s Certificate in order fly domestic routes in the UK. The carrier disclosed that it had already applied for one to UK regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority. Michael O’Leary, the Chief Executive of Ryanair, had consistently trumpeted the potential effects Brexit might have on aviation. He warned that flights between the UK and the EU could be …

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The essentials of applying for overflight permits

By Dr. Adnan Branbo – www.blueskynews.aero In accordance with the 1944 Chicago Convention regulating international civil aviation, airlines of each country have the right of overflight of the territories of all other signatory states. Countries have the right to regulate this overflight right however and require prior notification and authorization in the form of an overflight permit. The issuance of the permit is the result of an application by the aircraft …

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Nigeria: Experts call for increase in flight size requirement before issuance of AOC

Aviation industry experts have urged the Federal Government to enforce a law requiring domestic airlines to have a minimum fleet size of 20 aircrafts before are given an Air Operators’ Certificate. The experts said that this would bolster operations and help entice more foreign investment. The proposal was made in a communiqué that was given at the conclusion of the Aviation Roundtable. “We urgently call for regulatory consolidation process that …

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Hong Kong regulator grants HK Express new Air Services License

The Hong Kong Air Transport Licensing Authority (ATLA) has given HK Express a new Air Services License (ASL) valid from November 12 onwards. The regulator announced in a statement that upon review of HK Express’ immediate action plan, it said that it was satisfied with how the low cost carrier would tackle and address its deficiencies that caused the cancellation of 18 flights during the “Golden Week” in early October. …

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Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand planning to issue AOLs to two new airlines

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand is planning to grant air operating licenses (AOL) to two new carriers after the red flag that was slapped on by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) over the country’s aviation problems, was lifted last month. Thailand is now set to expand its aviation industry, which came under intense scrutiny after it was red-flagged in June of 2015 by the ICAO for its failure …

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Thai VietJet Air’s expansion to push through

Thai VietJet Air’s expansion plans are about to take off after the removal of the red flag on Thailand’s aviation safety. A Thai offshoot of the Vietnamese low-cost carrier group, VietJet Air’s growth plan would soon start after the completion of its license re-certification by Thai authorities. TVJA Chief Executive Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh revealed an aggressive campaign that includes expansion of international network, fleet expansion and increasing passenger volumes. …

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