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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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Emirates Airline President Tim Clark asserts they have not violated any trade agreement with the US

Emirates Airline President, Sir Tim Clark, hit back at allegations that his airline has breached a trade agreement with the United States. He also emphasized that they have nothing to hide. “We have provided our financials. We treat ourselves like a publicly listed company. We’re not, we’re a private company,” Clark was quoted as saying. “The government of Dubai, which owns Emirates, doesn’t have to publish anything. But we publish …

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KPMG Partner Examines Challenges Around Amending EU Aviation Legislation

By aviationbusinessme.com European carriers have been waiting with bated breath for the amended aviation legislation which they hope will make them competitive once again. For over a decade now, airlines in the European Union have been losing market share to third country carriers (TCCs). The EU Commission has taken up their concern and announced various options that it is looking into. A combination of factors, including more modern fleets, superior service, …

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Pakistan People’s Party protests against proposed privatization of Pakistan International Airlines

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has asserted its plan to stage a protest against the proposed privatization of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Pakistan Steel Mills. “We believe there is an ulterior motive behind this arbitrary and hurriedly done action. “We consider it a mala fide, ill-advised and ill-intentioned move at a time when 2018 general elections are just four months away,” relayed PPP Secretary General, Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari …

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Africans remain divided on issue of Single African Air Transport Market

The African Union (AU) launched the much talked about Single African Air Transport Market in spite of harsh criticism from member states and African airlines. The AU officially launched SAATM at the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union that was held at its headquarters in Addis Ababa late last month. The new Chairman of the AU and President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, remarked that the …

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Nigeria: Airline operators call for level playing field in Single African Air Transport Market

Airline operators have requested the Federal Government to produce a level playing field for airlines that would allow the full benefits of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) Executive Chairman, Captain Nogie Meggison, remarked that Nigerian airlines could only take full advantage of the said policy if the government placed the onus on the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) to see to it that …

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Airline executives laud Trump administration’s arrangement with Qatar over subsidies

Airline executives and labor groups heaped praise on the agreement that was reached between the Trump administration and Qatar geared towards resolving a dispute over alleged unfair subsidies. “Today’s agreement by the State of Qatar is a strong first step in a process for commercial transparency and accountability, and we remain committed to working with the administration to address the harmful trade violations by the United Arab Emirates as well,” …

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Qatar expected to release financial information regarding Qatar Airways

Qatar is set to divulge detailed information regarding the finances of the state-owned carrier, Qatar Airways. The development was made public by the United States Department, in a move that is said to come as a result of the enormous pressure placed on the Qatar by US airlines to disclose any potential subsidies it may have received. Under the terms of the understanding, U.S. officials said Qatar Airways would be …

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