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Etihad denies UK ´s accusation over passenger compensation

Etihad Airways has disputed the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) claims that it has broken a law with regards to the non-payment of passenger compensation for delayed flights. The CAA has come out and publicly said that Etihad is one of several airline carriers, that have breached consumer law by not providing compensation to passengers who experience a delay on the first leg of a flight, which in turn causes …

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Europe’s Regional Airlines Brace for Big Changes in 2017

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) is forecasting huge changes for the aviation sector as it goes through an uncertain Brexit process, which will see the UK leave the European Union. ERA President Boet Kreiken said that the European aviation sector is facing many challenges and outlined the lot in a press conference in London on Monday. “Europe is in the doldrums; there is lots of complexity and upcoming elections …

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Ryanair chief warns UK could face NO flights to Europe in 2019

Outspoken Ryanair Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary warned of a potential flight shutdown in March of 2019 should UK ministers fail to strike a Brexit deal. The controversial chief of the Irish low-cost airline said that there might be no flights in and out of the UK, should government ministers continue to walk on the “cliff edge.” ‘There is a possibility, unlikely, but nevertheless a possibility that there may be …

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Nepal urges EU to lift airline ban

Nepal has asked the European Union (EU) to lift the ban that was imposed on their airline carriers from operating in European airspace. Nepal’s Foreign Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat requested this to European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker in a meeting that was held at the latter’s office in Brussels. Back in December of 2013, The EU banned all airlines based in Nepal from flying in the 28-nation bloc …

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MPs back post-Brexit aviation deals

With the UK leaving the European Union (EU), majority of the Members of Parliament (MPs) from the House of Commons believe that the UK’s air connectivity is of utmost importance in order to ensure continuity and smooth commerce. A recent survey revealed that 86% of MPs agreed that to ensure the stability of air services between the UK, the EU and other countries such as the United States and Canada, …

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Brexit poses threat to Irish aviation sector

Ireland’s aviation interests must be looked after as the threat of a hard Brexit looms, said the head of the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA). Eamonn Brennan, chief executive of the IAA, is concerned that the growth of the country’s aviation industry can be severely hampered by the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union. Furthermore, the impending Brexit can also set Ireland’s tourism and trade back. To ensure that Ireland’s …

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Gibraltar poses threat to post-Brexit aviation access

The Anglo-Spanish tussle over the rock of Gibraltar has emerged as a big hazard in Britain’s seek for an formidable Brexit deal to protect access to Europe’s skies for its £60bn airline business. While Spain has made optimistic overtures to London for the reason that Brexit vote and warned Europe in opposition to searching for a punitive deal, it has additionally signalled it could block UK access to the EU’s …

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Will Brexit complicate landing rights for UK flights?

Regulations and commitments will need to be replicated when Britain leaves EU What permissions are required for a passenger plane to fly out of Britain and land overseas? This is a routine matter for the roughly 3,000 departures from UK airports every day. Yet for the officials charged with negotiating the UK’s exit from the EU, that question is about to become very important. Britain’s gains from a quarter of …

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EU sharpens competition tools to face threat of Gulf carriers

The European Commission is set to tackle a law, which will allow it to impose stiff sanctions on a non-EU carrier if they are found guilty of harming European airlines. The European Union is seeking to level the playing field between airlines by taking a stance against unfair business practices by foreign carriers and their governments, which cannot be remedied through open skies agreements. These include illegal government subsidies, favorable …

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EU carriers could gain advantage from Brexit, says IATA chief

IATA Director General Alexandre de Juniac believes that airline carriers from the European Union might take advantage during the “Brexit” negotiation process by limiting United Kingdom (UK) carriers’ access to the European Common Aviation Area (ECAA). Speaking at Brussels, de Juniac shared his fears that “connectivity could be reduced after the Brexit” and that would go against his organization’s focus on increasing connectivity. “You can imagine, from the European Union …

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