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Emirates Group signs MoU with Andhra Pradesh

The Emirates Group has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board to create a framework for collaboration in numerous aviation areas to support the rise of Andhra Pradesh’s aviation sector. The agreement paves the way for the sharing of industry expertise and the identification and investment opportunities that would allow for the development of the state’s aviation infrastructure. “The Emirates Group is committed to future …

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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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United States requires Middle Eastern carriers to go through stringent cargo screening

The United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) revealed that it would compel six Middle Eastern carriers to go through heightened cargo screening in a bid to improve global aviation security. In a statement, the TSA said that the changes apply to carriers in five nations that are flying out from seven airports. It focuses “on last points of departure locations where the threat is greatest.” The development comes as the …

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Emirates Group Security and Etihad Aviation Group sign MoU for cooperation in aviation security

Both Emirates Group Security and the Etihad Aviation Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the cooperation in aviation security. Signing the MoU were Tim Clark, the President of Emirates Airline and Tony Douglas, the Chief Executive Officer of the Etihad Aviation Group. Also witnessing the signing were Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, Hamad Abdulla Al Shamsi, Vice Chairman, Etihad …

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Major restructuring of UAE’s airspace eases air traffic congestion

The substantial restructuring of UAE’s airspace has opened up 150 new GPS “waypoints” for aircraft movement, in an ambitious bid to ease air traffic congestion, cut down on fuel costs and make way for more development in the country’s aviation sector. “The Air Space Restructuring project aims to deliver crucial benefits to the UAE’s aviation sector, enhancing airspace capacity to meet forecast air traffic demand for 2020 and beyond,” said …

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India rebuffs UAE’s request for direct flights to northeast of the country

The expansion plans of carriers from the Arabian Gulf suffered a setback after India reportedly rebuffed Dubai’s requests for more direct flights to the northeast region of the country. The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority reportedly requested India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation for permission to fly to northeastern airports without stopping in Delhi or Mumbai, under an “open sky” policy. However, reports indicate that the request has been denied. “We have …

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United States planning talks with Qatar and UAE on airline subsidies

The United States State Department is gearing up for talks with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates regarding allegations that they have been providing subsidies amounting to billions of dollars to their state-backed airlines. The Trump administration will be looking to secure commitments on financial transparency, said sources that had knowledge about the proceedings. The meetings are set to commence as early as this week. US airlines have long harped …

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Arab Air Carriers Organization lauds removal of US corporate tax plan for foreign carriers

The Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) has hailed the removal of the much talked about United States proposal to levy corporation tax on Arabian Gulf airlines. AACO’s Secretary-General Abdul Teffaha expressed his satisfaction with the news that the amendment – tabled last month by US Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia – was pulled from the bill. “Reason prevailed,” he said. The amendment, put in by Isakson, called for airlines headquartered …

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United States: Senate tax proposal could prove costly for foreign carriers

A proposal included in the Senate tax bill could prove costly to foreign airlines, including Gulf-based airlines that have been accused of receiving billions of dollars in unfair state subsidies. The provision would compel specific carriers that are based outside of the country to United States corporate taxes on money earned in the country if U.S. airlines do not have at least two weekly departures to or arrivals from the …

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Row between U.S. and Persian Gulf carriers set to intensify

The years long spat between United States and Persian Gulf carriers – Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways PJSC – is about to reach fever pitch. This after Etihad said that a measure that make part of the Senate’s tax-reform bill contains “language that is inappropriate under U.S. law and runs contrary to several international agreements.” The remarks are about an addition to the bill that calls for foreign airlines …

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