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Norwegian Air Argentina receives Air Services Operator Certificate

Norwegian Air Argentina (NAA) has finally received its Air Services Operator Certificate (AOC), from the Argentina’s National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC). The document is a significant one for the carrier as it basically recognizes its status as a commercial airline. It also confirms that it has complied with safety and quality standards to conduct aeronautical operations and activities in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Argentine Republic. Upon …

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India’s President says low-cost flight scheme has improved air connectivity

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind remarked that the government’s efforts to establish low-cost flights has bolstered air connectivity and produced many employment opportunities in the country. During his address at the sitting of the two Houses of Parliament, he lauded the government for its UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) or the regional connectivity scheme wherein new airports and helipads have been set up. “While only 76 airports of the …

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Indonesia Transport Ministry to raise floor prices for budget airlines

Indonesia’s Transport Ministry has plans to increase floor prices for low-cost carriers in a bid to bolster flight safety. According to Indonesian Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, they would soon make public new regulations on the price hike. “Safety is number one. We must seriously apply it. It has been the time for us to carry out a calculation,” he said, speaking from the Presidential office. Sumadi said that the …

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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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Flybondi, Argentina’s first low-cost carrier, gets government’s green light

Argentina finally got its very first low-cost carrier after Flybondi got the green light from the government to operate 85 routes for the next 15 years. Argentina’s Ministry of Transport gave the approval to the new low-cost carrier, which would now fly 43 domestic, and 42 international routes. The Buenos Aires-based airline also said that it plans to use the Boeing 737-800NG on its routes. The aircraft will be designed …

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ASEAN aviation sector set to reach new heights with ASEAN Open Skies

Southeast Asia’s aviation sector is on the runway to success with the ASEAN Single Aviation Market (ASEAN-SAM) or ASEAN Open Skies policy, offering a multitude of benefits. The policy aims to boost regional and domestic connectivity, incorporate production networks and augment regional trade by allowing airlines from all ten ASEAN member states to fly easily throughout the region via the liberalization of air services under a single, unified air transport …

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Low-cost carriers vulnerable to geopolitics

Geopolitics will be having a major impact on the global aviation industry, especially if governments in the Asia-Pacific region utilize airline carriers as “pawns.” Speaking from the Routes Asia 2017 Strategy Summit in Okinawa, Japan, Alan Polivnick of the international law firm Watson Farley & Williams, shared his thoughts on problems that were popping up which could have an adverse effect on global aviation. Polivnick said: “If the missile situation …

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