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UK ban on Dhaka-London direct air cargo set to be lifted

The UK government is likely to lift the ban on Dhaka-London direct air cargo next week, and would put forth several “observations” regarding the security at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. A top ministry official revealed that British High Commissioner, Alison Blake, would be handing over a letter from the UK Department for Transport to Civil Aviation Minister, AKM Shahjahan Kamal. Blake and Shahjahan are set to meet during a …

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Improve Lithuania’s air transport with tools provided by EU, says European Commissioner

Lithuania should strive to improve air transport with instruments provided by the European Union (EU), says European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc. “The European Commission recognizes the challenges in the air connectivity, that some of the members states like Lithuania are facing. We adopted new guidelines on public service obligation and that member states can identify and address these connectivity issues, of course they have to be used in the …

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Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary issues new warning on negative impact of Brexit

Outspoken Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary once again reminded the industry just how damning Brexit is going to be on aviation. Time and time again, O’Leary had insisted that flights between the UK and Europe would most likely be grounded in April 2019 should the two sides fail to strike a deal. Ryanair has already taken the initiative to warn passengers of the risk that flights from April 1, 2019 could …

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IATA calls for review of bankruptcy laws to lessen incidents of stranded passengers

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for countries to take a second look at bankruptcy regulations to lessen incidents involving stranded passengers. However, the industry trade body said no to a proposal of a rescue fund that would repatriate customers. The call stems from some high-profile airline insolvencies that happened in Europe last year. Britain’s Monarch and Germany’s Air Berlin both belly up last year. However, the process …

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EasyJet expresses confidence EU-UK flying rights to be maintained after Brexit

EasyJet Chairman, John Barton, remains steadfast in his belief that airline flying rights between the UK and the EU would be maintained even after Brexit. Barton was sharing his thoughts on the matter shortly after easyJet won shareholder approval for a scheme that would guarantee that easyJet becomes EU controlled, allowing it continue flying between and within countries on the continent after Brexit. EasyJet’s annual meeting resulted in the agreement …

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Ryanair to place “Brexit clause” into ticket sales for summer of 2019

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair is set to include a “Brexit clause” in ticket sales for the summer of 2019, cautioning passengers that their tickets would be valid if the lingering issue that surrounds Britain’s exit from the EU is not resolved. Flying rights to, from and within the 28-nation bloc is currently covered by the EU-wide “Open Skies” pacts. However, with Brexit looming on the horizon, that arrangement has been …

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European Aviation Safety Agency Basic Regulation revamp progresses

The European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) planned revamp of its Basic Regulation showed promise after members of the European Parliament Transport and Tourism Committee voted in favor of the new framework. Approval by the members of Parliament came to be after a settlement was reached over the framework late last year. “The committee’s endorsement is a crucial step forward toward concluding this multi-year process, and bringing many of the important …

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