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Azerbaijan and EU gaining traction on Common Aviation Area Agreement

Azerbaijan and the European Union (EU) have agreed on most of the draft of the Common Aviation Area Agreement. Azerbaijani Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg, Fuad Isgandarov, confirmed the recent developments from the second round of negotiations of the EU-Azerbaijan Common Aviation Area Agreement held on July 4 and 5 in Brussels. Isgandarov acknowledged the trickiness of the project but asserted that it also contains political and economic components. “I …

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Why Brexit could entail a hard landing for low-cost carriers

by The Economist Exiting the EU may mean leaving the European Common Aviation Area The European Commission celebrated 25 years of the EU’s internal aviation market in June. The liberalisation of European aviation, which allowed EU carriers to fly between any airport within the bloc, opened the skies to the masses. Greater choice of airlines has cut fares—by as much as 96% between Paris and Milan since 1992, for example, …

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EU and Azerbaijan express willingness to sign Common Aviation Area Agreement

The European Union and Azerbaijan held a second round of talks regarding the signing of a Common Aviation Area Agreement in Brussels. The talks yielded a positive result, as it appears both sides are already ready to sign the significant agreement. State Civil Aviation Administration Director Arif Mammadov led the Azerbaijan delegation. He was joined there by his employees as well as employees of the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Belgium, …

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IATA warns of “major disruption” if there is no Brexit deal

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has expressed its concern for a “major disruption” if Britain exits the European Union (EU) without an aviation traffic deal. Air traffic between the UK and EU member states is governed by the EU Open Skies deal, which enables EU airlines unlimited flying rights to, from and within other EU countries. But should no Brexit deal be finalized within the two-year negotiation period, it …

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Second round of Armenia-EU talks on air transport agreement to be held over the summer

Armenia and the European Union will stage the second round of talks on the Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement (Common Aviation Area between the Republic of Armenia and the European Union) this summer. The framework of this agreement would see the Republic of Armenia joining the EU Common Aviation Area. As a result, the parties would liberalize the market, and provide the airlines with the opportunity to operate the routes without …

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Armenia to start negotiations regarding inclusion in ECAA in April

All signs are pointing to Armenia joining the European Common Aviation Area (ECAA) after the Armenian Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technologies Vahan Martirosyan had a promising meeting with European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, at the Regional Transport Investment Conference held recently in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. The first stage of negotiations for Armenia’s accession to ECAA will begin in late April. But Bulc indicated that talks …

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