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Africa’s Debate over a Single Air Transport Market: Why It Matters

By Parker Davis – airlinegeeks.com For years, authorities in government and aviation across Africa have been engrossed in a debate that could alter the course of the continent’s aviation market: the debate over whether to create a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). It would, if created, represent a major step for the continent toward free and open skies for airlines. The issue, some say, is that it could allow a few big …

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Philippine Airlines asks approval from aviation regulator to collect fuel surcharge on all destinations

The Philippines’ national carrier, Philippine Airlines, is seeking approval from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to allow them to collect fuel surcharge on all destinations to make up for the soaring costs of jet fuel prices. “We have filed a petition for a fuel surcharge, but it’s being acted by CAB. There will be some hearings. I hope that they can act on it as soon as possible,” said PAL …

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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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IATA and Civil Authority of Singapore to establish a Global Safety Predictive Analytics Research Center

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Civil Authority of Singapore (CAAS) are collaborating to launch a Global Safety Predictive Analytics Research Center (SPARC) in Singapore. With safety being pegged as the foremost priority in aviation, this new endeavor between the two organizations seeks to bring aviation safety to new heights and facilitate sustainable aviation growth.

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Liberalizing African skies for African airlines

Aviation is an engine for economic development; and in the case of Africa, it supports 7 million jobs whilst contributing more than 70 billion to GDP. However, compared to the rest of the world, the numbers are very low. Aviation in Africa is an essential and irreplaceable transport service. This though is well identified by the African government African airlines are shrinking and non African airlines are growing.

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IATA Welcomes Single African Air Transport Market but Says Effective Implementation is Key

Source: IATA.org (Press release) Addis Ababa – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) initiative by the African Union (AU) to open up Africa’s skies and improve intra-African air connectivity. Enhanced connectivity will stimulate demand, improve the competitiveness of the African airline industry, and make air travel more accessible. In turn, this will enable higher volumes of trade, expanded tourism and growing …

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IATA and Italian air navigation service provider ENAV to develop airspace strategy for Italy

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Italy’s air navigation service provider, ENAV, is partnering up to develop and soon implement an Italian National Airspace Strategy. This collaboration is expected to forge tighter bonds between the two organizations for this specific initiative, which is geared to offer benefits to the travelling public as well as the aviation community, all while backing the economic growth and competitiveness of the Italian aviation …

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European Regions Airline Association backs IATA’s response to bankruptcy regulations

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) came out in support of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) stance on governments thinking about new regulations that would tackle airline bankruptcy. The IATA’s policies would virtually ensure that passengers are brought back home in the event an airline halts its operations. Nations have talked about establishing a fund for the purpose of repatriating or refunding money to passengers impacted by these untoward …

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Iraq signs contract with IATA to allows it to collect airspace transit fees

Iraq has signed a contract with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that gives it authority to collect fees from aircrafts that pass through its airspace. Iraq’s Transport Ministry announced the development in a statement. The Ministry disclosed that its technical secretary signed the contract, describing it as the “first of its kind, and results into collecting fees for passage through Iraqi airspace.” The statement also took note that the …

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IATA identifies concerns in Africa that must be addressed for a better aviation system

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has pegged a steep rise in the size of Angola’s air transport market. IATA says that by the year 2036, Angola’s aviation market would be catering to 7.1 million passengers. The figure is projected from the annual growth rate of 6.7%. The IATA said that faster growth could still be even attained if Angola would open its market and prioritize participation in Africa’s efforts …

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