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Aviation Round Table asks Nigerian Federal Government to halt foreign airlines from having multiple entry points

Aviation Round Table (ART) President, Gbenga Olowo, has urged the Nigerian Federal Government to stop foreign carriers from having numerous entry points. Speaking from the Nigerian city of Lagos, Olowo appealed to the government to examine Nigeria’s Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASAs) with other countries He said the agreements, which had stimulated foreign airlines, to fly into Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Enugu International airports, respectively, were not extended …

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U.S. Travel Association launches website supporting open skies agreements

A website promoting open skies aviation agreements has been launched by The United States Travel Association. The website has dubbed “Voices for Open Skies” and it’s a platform where one can find data that highlights the economic impact of the Gulf carriers – Emirates, Etihad and Qatar – on the U.S. cities they operate to. The site boasts of quotes from business owners and travelers who claim they benefit when …

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JetBlue CEO Blasts Big U.S. Airlines for Wielding ‘Anti-Consumer Power’

By Brian Sumers – skift.com JetBlue Airways CEO Robin Hayes on Monday criticized United, American and Delta airlines for opposing the three-largest Gulf carriers as they expand in the United States, calling the situation “…the perfect illustration of how we see mega-carriers trying to use their muscle and deep pockets to limit competition.” “The Big 3 act like it’s the end of the world,” Hayes told the Aero Club of Washington, …

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East African Business Council pushes for hasty airspace liberalization

The East African Business Council (EABC) urged the East African Community (EAC) to quicken the process of airspace liberalization in the hopes of lessening the price of doing business in that sector. Acting Council Chairman Jim Kabeho also requested Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi to finalize EAC air transport rules so that the trading bloc can benefit from it already. “It is important for the EAC partner states to …

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India and Japan agree to open sky pact

India and Japan have come to terms on an agreement that would permit their carriers to operate a limitless number of flights between their two nations. The agreement came to be after strategic discussions that were carried out by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. An official release stated that India and Japan exchanged RoD (Record of Discussions) on civil aviation cooperation with respect to …

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Gulf airlines watch Open Skies turn to empty skies

Sean Cronin – arabnews.com The battle for Open Skies is turning to one of empty skies for Gulf airlines trying to fill the cabins of planes flying to the US. Rampant trans-Atlantic route expansion by the big three regional carriers over the last two years is putting pressure on their profitability amid fierce fare competition and passenger frustration with increased security vetting. The aggressive push by Emirates, Etihad Airways and …

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ASEAN nations meet to discuss formation of Single Aviation Market

Air transport officials of the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have converged in Laos to discuss the ASEAN Single Aviation Market, which is considered as one of the key factors in developing the region’s economic community. The ASEAN officials reiterated their commitment to making their vision and dreams into a reality in the near future, according to the 36th ASEAN Air Transport Working Group (ATWG) …

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African carriers battle over open skies in bid to bolster tourist arrivals

Most African nations are lacking airline services oriented from the continent to accommodate their goal of attracting more tourists from the United States, Europe and Asia. Numerous African countries that boast of high tourist arrivals have already given up their skies to Middle East and European-registered air carriers to fly there with complete freedom of the continent’s airspace. According to airline and tourism experts at the Africa Travel Association’s 41st …

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India set to sign Open Skies Agreement with Japan

India and Japan have finalized an Open Skies Agreement, which would allow airlines from the signatory nations to operate freely between the two countries. The agreement would be formalized during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shino Abe to India later this month. The agreement may allow airlines from Japan to fly directly to Chennai and Bengaluru. As of the moment, all Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Air India are …

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Iraqi Ministry of Transportation seeking to create open skies regime

The Iraqi Ministry of Transportation has bared its plans to broaden its home flights web and establish an open skies regime, according to its Minister, Kadhim al-Finjan. Finjan made the announcement following a meeting with Kurdistan Reign’s Appearing Minister of Transportation and Communications Mawlud Bawa Murad in Erbil. Finjan said that he met with the Kurdish Minister with the goal of creating a healthy rivalry amongst the different airports, so …

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