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Southwest Airlines objects to Volaris Costa Rica’s application for U.S. permits

Southwest Airlines is objecting Volaris Costa Rica’s (Volaris CR) application for permits to operate flights to the United States, saying that the latter falls short of ownership requirements under the existing U.S.-Costa Rica Air Transport Agreement. The Dallas-based outfit made their opposition clear in an objection with the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT), that argued that the bilateral agreement requires Costa Rican citizens to have “substantial ownership and effective control” of …

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Qatar Airways fiercely pursuing expansion of operations in India

Qatar Airways is fiercely pursuing new flights and routes in India as they try to counter the expansion of their two rivals, Etihad Airways and Emirates, in the said region. The Doha-based carrier has sought a substantial increase in capacity entitlements and access to seven new cities. In addition, Qatar Airways Chief Akbar Al-Baker announced his plans to start a fully-owned airline in India – an ambitious expansion plan in …

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French Civil Aviation Authority, Airports Authority of India, sign Memorandum of Understanding for technical cooperation

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) was signed to further the active technical cooperation program between the two countries. The agreement was signed by the Ambassador of France to India, His Excellency Alexandre Ziegler, and A K Dutta, Member of the AAI. The MoU will help facilitate the sharing of technical know-how between the two countries and …

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Russia, Tajikistan suspend aviation talks, to resume on April 22

Russian Deputy Minister of Transport Valery Okulov announced that talks with Tajikistan to resolve air travel issues have been suspended and will resume on April 22. “I’ve been informed that they’re taking a 10-day break,” he said. Transport Ministry representatives from Tajikistan met with their Russian counterparts in Moscow last week to settle a dispute that seemingly escalated earlier this month when the Russian Transport Ministry banned a number of …

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Malaysia, India agree to new Air Services Agreement after 50 years

The recent six-day visit of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to India saw the signing of a new Air Services Agreement (ASA) which would give Malaysia an additional 2,000 seats on flights to India every week. The ASA is the first to be signed between the two countries in half a century with the last one being signed back in 1967. The new ASA will bring the number of …

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Georgia, India sign very first Air Services Agreement

Georgia and India signed a landmark Air Services Agreement (ASA), which they hope would spur greater trade, tourism and cultural exchange between them. Georgia’s Economy Minister Giorgi Gakharia and India’s Minister of Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapati signed the said agreement in New Delhi. The ASA allows Indian airline carriers authority to operate to any point in Georgia from any hub in India. Georgian carriers on the other hand, can establish …

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Charter flights from Russia to Turkey to be stopped in light of political issues

The Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviation might ban charter flights to Turkey from Russia for the foreseeable future, in light of a “complicated political situation”. According to the Head of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze, no final mandates have been made yet but the development might be tied in to Turkish constitutional referendum on April 16. “Taking into account the coup attempt in July last …

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India, France, to sign agreement for technical collaboration on civil aviation

After getting clearance from the Cabinet on the pact between the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and France’s Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGAC), India and France will finalize their agreement for technical collaboration on civil aviation on April 13th. Gracing the festivities will be the French Minister of State for Transport, Marine Affairs and Fisheries Alain Vidalies and India’s Civil Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju. The pact is …

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China, France increase number of flights

China and France have ramped up the number of flights between their countries. While Chinese airline carriers were previously permitted 50 flights per week to France, they have now been given a 150% increase with the number rising to a whopping 126 weekly flights in the next few years. This development would most likely double the number of Chinese airlines operating in France and even give them the opportunity to …

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Aviation officials from Russia and Tajikistan to resume talks to end aviation dispute

Tajikistan’s Deputy Minister of Transport Sherali Gandjalzoda is currently in Moscow to discuss matters regarding air travel issues with Russian counterparts. The dispute escalated in early April when the Russian Ministry of Transport banned several Tajik flights operated by Somon Air to Russia. Tajik aviation authorities responded by imposing restrictions to Russian flights operated by the Yamal Airlines from Zhukovsky airport. The dispute between Russia and Tajikistan’s aviation authorities begun …

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