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South Korea to amend law to keep expansion of low cost carriers in check

South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has announced that it would be amending existing regulations to fortify entry criteria and management requirements to keep the expansion of low cost carriers (LCC) in check. “We came up with the revision to make LCC-related regulations more realistic, aiming to improve the overall quality of the airline industry with fair competition,” remarked a ministry official. If the revision is ratified by …

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How the Trump administration is looking to change rules protecting air travellers

By Kari Paul – www.marketwatch.com Flying is a headache for many Americans — and it could soon get worse. Consumer advocates warn that the Trump administration is poised to repeal regulations that protect travelers, potentially making flying more costly and more dangerous, said Paul Hudson, passenger organization FlyersRights.org president and member of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee. “Airlines today seek nothing short of total deregulation plus competition …

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Government to stay out of aviation industry’s way, says top US Department of Transportation official

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United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Undersecretary for Policy, Derek Kan, has indicated that the government is keen on just staying out of the way of the aviation industry and letting the market play out. “The lesson for us in Washington [from US airlines’ recent financial success and the emergence of ultra-LCCs] is to remove onerous regulatory burdens,” said Kan at an International Aviation Club (IAC) luncheon that was held …

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Thailand preparing to revamp civil aviation standards

Thailand’s Transport Minister, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, recently said that a bill that would help implement the civil aviation standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) would be soon forwarded to the cabinet for ratification. The Transport Minister also indicated that the said bill would be comprised of “several changes” to the current regulations that govern civil aviation in the country, which include safety precautions in flight routing. “The changes …

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Philippines: Airport regulator requests for six months to decongest NAIA

Airport regulatory agencies have requested the House Committee on Transportation for at least six months to accomplish the directive to free up the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager, Eddie Monreal, argued during the hearing of the House panel on the bill compelling the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the MIAA to introduce a rationalization program for the country’s biggest airport, that it is …

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Vietnam accuses China of threatening regional air safety

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has charged China of endangering air safety with their unannounced flights through its airspace to a disputed reef in the South China Sea. The CAAV has issued a stern warning that the said flights would “threaten the safety of all flights in the region.” CAAV Director, Lai Xuan công chứng ở thanh xuân, announced that a protest letter has already been sent to …

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IATA urges industry stakeholders to settle on set of common principles

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) pressed the United States government and the rest of the industry’s stakeholders to come up with a set of common principles that would allow aviation to raise the level of benefits it gives to the US and the rest of the world. IATA Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac, said: “Aviation is the business of freedom. It liberates us from the constraints of …

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Sri Lanka: Cabinet gives go signal for Air Transport Bill

The Cabinet has given its go ahead for the Air Transport Bill that would give effect to the Montreal Convention. The Montreal Convention safeguards passengers’ interests by introducing a modern two-tier liability system and by facilitating the quick recovery of proven damages without a lengthy litigation, read the Cabinet paper on the subject matter. Meanwhile, air carriers would be able to amass substantial operational savings through the use of electronically …

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EASA includes “rulemaking cooldown” in Aviation Safety Plan

The European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS) has included a “rulemaking cooldown” that reduces the number of regulatory opinions in a five-year span. Specifically, the plan states “Delivery of the number of [regulatory] opinions over the next five years has been reduced as compared to the previous years.” The EASA explained that the move is being done in part to focus on giving support on …

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KPMG Partner Examines Challenges Around Amending EU Aviation Legislation

By aviationbusinessme.com European carriers have been waiting with bated breath for the amended aviation legislation which they hope will make them competitive once again. For over a decade now, airlines in the European Union have been losing market share to third country carriers (TCCs). The EU Commission has taken up their concern and announced various options that it is looking into. A combination of factors, including more modern fleets, superior service, …

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