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Major US airlines get congressional backing in battle against Middle Eastern carriers

United States’ airlines United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have found new allies in the fight against Middle East-based carriers as a bipartisan group of 17 members of the Illinois’s congressional delegation have signaled their support in urging US President Donald Trump to crack down on alleged trade violations by Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways. The aforementioned US airlines have made a lot of noise over their …

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Emirates has contributed US$21.3 billion to the US economy

A study conducted by the Campbell-Hill Aviation Group has shown that Emirates has contributed heavily to the economy of the United States, having supported more than 104,000 American jobs and contributed US$21.3 billion in revenue, including US$10.5 billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and US$6.4 billion of labor income in 2015. The said research was led by the Campbell-Hill Aviation Group, a well-known economic consulting firm to airlines, …

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Hong Kong risks being left out of golden age of Chinese travel as Australia calls for Open Skies

Australia is encouraging Hong Kong to liberalize its skies and agree to a free trade deal on aviation or run the risk of being left out during a what might be a golden age of outbound Chinese travel. Beijing and Canberra last year discussed an “open skies” deal that would permit an unlimited number of flights between the two countries. However, Hong Kong was not included as it negotiates its …

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Kazakhstan Minister proposes extension of open skies regime

With an eye on improving tourism to the capital, Kazakhstan’s Minister for Investments and Development Zhenis Kassymbek has submitted a proposal to extend the open skies regime next year. “The open skies regime has been launched in Astana for the period of EXPO 2017; all restrictions on flights of foreign carriers have been lifted up to seven flights a week. Nine new international routes from Astana have been opened since …

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Africa seeking more signatures to finally launch single air transport market

Only 20 out of 55 countries have backed the creation of an African single air transport market, thereby pushing the launch to January of next year. The African Union (AU) however, is hopeful that by then, over 40 more countries would finally sign. AU Head of the Transport and Tourism Division David Kajange said, “Single air transport market is one of the goals of AU’s Agenda 2063, aiming to connect …

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Seanad Brexit Committee calls for negotiation of new Open Skies aviation deal

The Seanad Brexit Committee has published a report that contains more than 100 recommendations that pertain to issues surrounding Brexit. A significant problem is the potential cancellation of flights and the subsequent financial damage that this may cause. It is estimated that millions of euros would be lost if flights are indeed cancelled in the event that a new Open Skies aviation deal is not negotiated and finalized. Committee Chairman …

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African single air transport market to launch in 2018

Over 40 countries are expected to comprise an African single air transport market when it rolls out next year. So far, 20 African nations out of the 55 have committed themselves to joining the African single market, said David Kajange, Head of Transport and Tourism Division, of the Department of Infrastructure and Energy at African Union (AU). A single air transport market is one of the objectives of AU’s Agenda …

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COMESA representatives converge to discuss plans for liberalization of air travel

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) representatives are meeting in the Rwandan capital of Kigali to discuss viable options to liberalize air travel on the continent. Rwanda’s Minister of State in Charge of Transport, Dr. Alex Nzahabwanimana, asked the delegates to prioritize the banishment of trade barriers. “Our Heads of State expressed their political commitment to liberalize our skies because they know the benefits it would bring to …

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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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Research says Gulf carriers brought in $7.8B worth of tourist spending to the US

Gulf carriers have brought in nearly $8 billion worth of tourist spending, according to data that was released by the United States Travel Association. A study involving the 14 cities that are currently being served by the Middle Eastern carriers have shown that last year, Gulf airlines brought nearly 1.7 million additional visitors to the US. These visitors in turn, spent a total of almost $7.8 billion during those trips. …

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