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IATA heaps praise on African Union’s campaign for open skies

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has lauded the African Union union’s initiative to open up the continent’s airspace. A deal that puts in place a single air transport market for Africa is to be given a push during the Heads of State summit in Ethiopia that would be held in Ethiopia early next year. This, according to African Airlines Association Secretary General, Abderahmane Berthe. Out of the 55, 20 …

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UK failing to establish traffic rights for airlines before Brexit could spell disaster, says IATA

International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac, did not mince words and said it would be a “disaster” should the UK not establish traffic rights for airlines before departing the European Union (EU). While the IATA and the rest of the industry harbors hope that negotiators from both sides can settle on a pact in the nick of time to sidestep airline service disruptions, recent …

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Latin America: Increase in aviation taxes and fees hampering growth in region

Opportunistic governments in Latin America that see air travel as an easy tax target, resulting in higher taxes and fees, have led to hindered growth in the region’s aviation sector. International Air Transport Association (IATA) Regional Vice President for the Americas, Peter Cerda, cited Chile as an example. Chile charges $1 per passenger that goes to the government’s aid initiatives in Africa and other similarly developing locales. This fee affects …

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IATA warns Nigeria about privatizing airports

Nigeria has been warned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) about their plans to privatize their airports and was told to exercise restraint. IATA emphasized that Nigeria must protect its national assets with “ironclad regulation” that puts national interest first before anything else. IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac made the statements during his remarks at the IATA Global Media Day in Switzerland. De Juniac said that …

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IATA calls for more urgency in addressing aviation infrastructure needs

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling for governments all across to globe to exhibit more urgency in properly addressing aviation infrastructure concerns. IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac stressed that governments should collaborate with aviation industry players to plan and execute the building of infrastructure to make sure their economies benefit from the burgeoning global air transport industry. “There is no time to lose. Governments are …

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Kazakhstan: Introduction of “Open Skies” regime at Almaty airport being discussed

An “open skies” regime is being discussed for Almaty airport in Kazakhstan, says the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kazakh Tourism JSC, Timur Duysengaliev. “We are currently negotiating with the government of Kazakhstan to open ‘open skies’ regime at the Almaty airport. “Speaking about the development of tourism in Kazakhstan, we must first of all understand that there are so-called growth points that will serve as …

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Hard Brexit a disaster for UK airlines, says IATA head

The head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that a hard Brexit would be nothing short of a “disaster” for UK-based carriers. “If (traffic rights) are not negotiated because it is a hard Brexit it will be a disaster for the UK-based carriers because they will not be allowed to land in Europe, which is a small problem,” said IATA Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac …

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IATA signs MoU with Argentina to help develop air transport in the country

The International Air Transport Association has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with Argentina to help boost aviation in the country. IATA’s Regional Vice President for the Americas, Peter Cerda, remarked that the new agreement would “open the door” for further development of air transport in the country. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) emphasizes the exchange of information and know-how in areas such as data sharing to back safety operations, the …

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Arab Air Carriers Organization lauds removal of US corporate tax plan for foreign carriers

The Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) has hailed the removal of the much talked about United States proposal to levy corporation tax on Arabian Gulf airlines. AACO’s Secretary-General Abdul Teffaha expressed his satisfaction with the news that the amendment – tabled last month by US Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia – was pulled from the bill. “Reason prevailed,” he said. The amendment, put in by Isakson, called for airlines headquartered …

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IATA against provisions in US tax reforms

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) voiced out its disapproval to amendments of provisions in United States tax reform, that seek to tax any foreign air carrier whose home country does not have an income tax treaty with the US and has fewer than two arrivals and departures per week from major US airlines. The changes are backed in the Isakson Provision in the Chairman’s Modification to the Chairman’s Mark …

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