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European Parliament Adopts Draft Reform of Carbon Market Post 2020

The European Parliament made significant strides in reforming the EU Emission Trading System (ETS) post-2020, assuming a draft proposal that seeks the middle ground. The draft proposal was voted for 379-263 on February 15, 2017. The ETS has suffered from low prices on its excess supply of CO2 due to the financial crisis that plagued the country in 2008, and recently, the UK’s pending exit from the European Union. In …

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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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Airlines could stop flying from London Heathrow amidst fears of higher landing charges

Several airlines could ditch flights from the United Kingdom’s (UK) London Heathrow if a rise in landing charges takes place to fund a third runway. International Air Transport Association (IATA) European vice-president Rafael Schvartzman said that airlines would only back the third runway if fees remained the same. If not, major airlines could choose to fly from other airports such as Amsterdam’s Schiphol. The IATA official’s comments came on the …

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IATA chief calls for stronger, safer, more sustainable European aviation industry

IATA chief calls for stronger, safer, more sustainable European aviation industry International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General and Chief Executive, Alexandre de Juniac has laid down an agenda for “stronger, safer, more secure and sustainable” European aviation industry. Speaking at a European Aviation Club in Brussels, the Frenchman called for European policy-makers to prioritize four key areas at a time when Europe has become a challenging place for airlines …

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