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Transport officials of Turkey and Qatar discuss strengthening of transportation ties

Turkey’s Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication, Ahmet Arslan discussed how to expand cooperation with his Qatari counterpart, Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, during a meeting in Doha. “Qatari companies operating in Turkey and Turkish firms working in Qatar take our commercial ties to a higher level. My counterpart and I cooperate to realize our goals of improving bilateral ties in the fields of transportation and communication,” Arslan said. …

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Delta reports campaign to enforce Open Skies agreements gaining traction

Delta announced that their fight to enforce Open Skies agreements with both Qatar and the United Arab Emirates has gained ground following two milestones this past week, “with actions by Congress and Delta employees alike reaching impressive new thresholds.” The US carrier declared that 300 members of the Congress have already written to the Trump administration, urging it to tackle “the more than $50 billion in unfair subsidies that the …

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Qatar and EASA sign Memorandum of Understanding in Civil Aviation Safety

Qatar and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have penned a Memorandum of Understanding in the civil aviation sector. The agreement was signed at the EASA headquarters located in Cologne, Germany. The MoU, which bore the signatures of the Chairman of the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, Abdullah bin Nasser Turki al Subaey and EASA’s Executive Director, Patrick Ky is geared to improve cooperation and the exchange of experiences in all …

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Qatar’s plans to boost air passenger traffic and sign more air transport agreements discussed

Qatar’s plans for better air passenger traffic and more destinations to fly to was a hot topic at a meeting between Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) Chairman Abdullah bin Nasser Turki al-Subaey and a team from Oxford Business Group (OBG). OBG’s representatives met with al-Subaey as work began on ‘The Report: Qatar 2017,’ the research and consultancy firm’s upcoming publication on the country’s economy. Al-Subaey was “confident on Qatar’s ability” …

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ICAO junks Qatar complaint, asserts will remain neutral in dispute

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has informed Qatar that it would remain unbiased in its diplomatic row with the Arab Quartet. The UN agency however, welcomed the development of emergency routes. In a statement, ICAO “acknowledged the existence of political issues that ought to be tackled by the concerned countries at the appropriate international platform, rather than in the ICAO”. The response comes on the heels of Qatar’s complaint …

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Qatar Airways to have access to contingency routes in early August

Access to three contingency routes over international waters would be made available to Qatar Airways in early August after a United Nations-led meeting tackled air corridors for Doha after a diplomatic rift with its neighboring countries. The closed-door meeting with the UN aviation agency governing council held in Montreal, Canada, examined contingency routes that had been planned as part of an initial agreement settled earlier this month, but not yet …

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ICAO holds extraordinary session to address complaint by Qatar

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council held an extraordinary session to tackle a complaint by Qatar, in accordance with article 54 of the council convention. Present at the said meeting were delegations from Saudi Arabia, which was headed by the President of Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Civil Aviation, Abdul Hakim Bin Mohammed Al Tamimi; the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. Qatar was also present and was represented …

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Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation allocates emergency air corridors for Qatari planes

The four Arab states that have cut off ties with Qatar have allowed Qatari planes the use of air corridors in case of emergencies. The General Authority of Civil Aviation announced the provision after it was given approval by the Civil Aviation Authorities of the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain for use by Qatari companies as applicable in situations of closure of regional airspaces. “This procedure confirms our commitment …

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Mr. President: US Open Skies policy the gold standard for trade agreements

eturbonews.com Business Travel Coalition published the following letter to US President Donald J. Trump and Members of the US Congress: July 25, 2017 President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump, US Open Skies agreements with the UAE and Qatar have delivered huge benefits to US consumers, aerospace manufacturers, the travel and tourism industry and the economy writ large. The two …

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Qatar Airways achieves 100% compliance in IATA Operational Safety Audit

Qatar Airways solidified its reputation as one of the world’s safest airlines after it achieved 100% compliance in the International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). The airline has compiled quite a safety record having first completed the audit back in 2003 and again completing it in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015, each time achieving 100% compliance. Apart from Qatar Airways owning a proven track record of …

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