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IATA blasts governments for failing to share necessary information that would improve aviation security

Alexandre de Juniac

The International Aviation Transport Association’s (IATA) Director General and Chief Executive, Alexandre de Juniac, has bemoaned the government’s failure to share essential information that would improve aviation security. De Juniac described IATA’s bid to create a “repository of information collected by various states to assess the risk of various non-flying zones or dangerous flying zones … has been a failure”. The IATA boss pinpointed the lack of success to a …

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IATA calls for bolstering of Europe’s aviation competitiveness under upcoming Bulgarian presidency of the EU

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for better policy focus on fortifying Europe’s competitiveness in the aviation sector under the forthcoming presidency of Bulgaria of the European Union (EU). The IATA said that it is imperative to carefully plan the capacity that is needed to accommodate the fast-rising demand for world connectivity, improvements in the environment and infrastructure cost regulation. IATA’s projection indicates a 6% expansion of demand …

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IATA voices displeasure at Singapore’s new airport taxes and departure charges

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has expressed its displeasure over the decision of Singapore to impose a new airport tax and higher departure charges to collect funds for new developments. The aviation trade body described the move as “unfair.” One airline – Jetstar Asia – came out and warned that the new charges would be carried on to passengers, with airfares for flights coming from Singapore expected to increase …

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IATA going for 1 billion passengers to fly on sustainable aviation fuel flights by 2025

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has set the goal for one billion passengers to fly on flights that would be fueled by a combination of jet and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by the year 2025. The lofty goal was announced during the 10th anniversary of the first flight to mix sustainable aviation fuel and ordinary jet fuel, relayed the IATA. Back on February 24, 2008, a Virgin Atlantic Boeing …

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IATA and BULATSA to develop and implement national airspace strategy for Bulgaria

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Bulgarian Air Navigation Service Provider (BULATSA) are set to work together to develop and implement a National Airspace Strategy for Bulgaria. The collaboration is geared to deliver benefits to the travelling public, and help spur national economic growth and the competitiveness of the country’s aviation sector. Over the next two decades, passenger demand for air transport in Bulgaria is projected to double. …

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IATA urges industry stakeholders to settle on set of common principles

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) pressed the United States government and the rest of the industry’s stakeholders to come up with a set of common principles that would allow aviation to raise the level of benefits it gives to the US and the rest of the world. IATA Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac, said: “Aviation is the business of freedom. It liberates us from the constraints of …

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UK now assessing Biman Bangladesh’s eligibility for ACC3 certificate

The evaluation of Biman Bangladesh on whether or not it is eligible to receive a certification that is a prerequisite for the resumption of direct cargo flights to the UK has already begun. The certificate is called “Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the Union from a Third Country Airport (ACC3).” According to Shakil Meraj, Biman’s General Manager for Public Relations, the independent auditor, Jayne Davy, arrived a few …

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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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