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AACO Secretary General bullish on growth of Arab airlines

In spite of the many pressing issues that the region faces, the growth of Arab airlines remains all but assured. This was the assessment of Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) Secretary General Abdul Wahab Teffaha, which he shared during his address at the AGM in Sharjah. Teffaha said history was a good harbinger of the future. In the half century since AACO was established, passenger traffic growth has continued to …

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Mozambique: Rights of air passengers to soon be regulated by law

Air passengers’ rights in Mozambique may soon be regulated by law wherein airlines and customers would both be held accountable for violations to the contract entered when purchasing a ticket. The announcement was made by the Chairman of the Institute of Civil Aviation of Mozambique (IACM), João de Abreu, who explained that the regulation would cover causes of delay, lack of timely communication about changes to flights, loss of luggage …

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IATA urges Philippine government to focus on developing airport infrastructure

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged the Philippine government to train its focus on addressing the more urgent matter of airport infrastructure rather than entertaining proposals to increase aviation taxes in the form of a tourism tax and Green Fee. “Aviation is vital to the Philippines. It supports 1.2 million jobs and US$9.2 billion in GDP…But the social and economic benefits of air transport are at risk if …

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ALTA, IATA and ACI-LAC Sign MoU to improve air transport in the region

The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and Airports Council International – Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) have inked a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims to improve air transport in the Latin America and the Caribbean. The MoU was signed by Luis Felipe de Oliveira, ALTA’s Executive Director; Peter Cerda, IATA’s Regional Vice President for the Americas; and Martin …

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Air Passenger Duty to harm global air connectivity after Brexit, says report

Air Passenger Duty is likely to damage air connectivity on a global scale after Brexit, according to a recent report. A study conducted by an Independent Transport Commission think tank proposes that air tax should be amended with alternative fiscal measures or removed entirely right before Wednesday’s budget. The report takes a closer look at the economic contribution of aviation and the significance of airport connectivity to spark a highly …

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Ghana: Government green lights policy for the establishment of national airline

Ghana’s government has approved the policy that would establish a national carrier but the Aviation Ministry remains cautious. Sustainability and transparency are significant elements that would be taken into account in deciding on the national carrier, said the ministry. Deputy Aviation Minister, Kwabena Darko Mensah, said that the government is keenly aware of the issues that led to the collapse of Ghana Airways and will guarantee that steps would be …

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Nigeria: Experts call for increase in flight size requirement before issuance of AOC

Aviation industry experts have urged the Federal Government to enforce a law requiring domestic airlines to have a minimum fleet size of 20 aircrafts before are given an Air Operators’ Certificate. The experts said that this would bolster operations and help entice more foreign investment. The proposal was made in a communiqué that was given at the conclusion of the Aviation Roundtable. “We urgently call for regulatory consolidation process that …

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Mozambique: Minister calls for debate on elements hindering growth of domestic air travel market

Mozambican Transport Minister Carlos Mesquita called for a comprehensive debate on the factors that are holding back the growth of the domestic air travel market in spite of the measures taken by the government. Speaking in Maputo, during the opening of a meeting of the Aeronautical Council, Mesquita mentioned among those measures are the liberalization of Mozambican air space, the presence of an attractive package of civil aviation legislation, and …

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Hong Kong regulator grants HK Express new Air Services License

The Hong Kong Air Transport Licensing Authority (ATLA) has given HK Express a new Air Services License (ASL) valid from November 12 onwards. The regulator announced in a statement that upon review of HK Express’ immediate action plan, it said that it was satisfied with how the low cost carrier would tackle and address its deficiencies that caused the cancellation of 18 flights during the “Golden Week” in early October. …

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Canada: Public consultations on Transportation Modernization Act being readied

The Canadian Transportation Agency is preparing to launch an online consultation process after Bill C-49, otherwise known as the Transportation Modernization Act, is made into law. The Canadian Transportation Agency is an independent regulator that is tasked with setting out rules and resolving issues relating to air, rail, and marine transportation. Its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Streiner, said the organization has plans to stage in-person, daylong consultations in …

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