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India hits pause on talks with Dubai regarding increase on flying rights

The Aviation Ministry of India has decided it would stop negotiating with Dubai on increasing bilateral flying rights for now. A senior official of the Ministry that had direct knowledge of the situation but asked to remain anonymous, disclosed the recent development. “It has been decided to put the issue of Dubai bilaterals on hold after the internal proposal to increase flying entitlements between India and Dubai by about 8,000 …

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Airport Slots

By Dr. P.P.C. Haanappel, Emeritus Professor of Air and Space Law, Consultant Regularly, Aeropolitical Updates reports on airport slot developments throughout the world. “Slots” is a complex subject. The following is an attempt to systemize the matter, at least legally. Airport slots and other slots An airport slot is an arrival or departure (runway) time allotted to a particular airline at a particular airport, for a particular season (summer or winter). It …

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Netherlands: Schiphol Airport seeks to make it easier for cargo airlines to secure slots

Schiphol Airport’s slot coordination committee has forwarded a “local rule” proposal to the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management that would make it easier for cargo airlines to nab slots at the Dutch aviation hub. Evofenedex, the Dutch shippers and logistics organization, disclosed that the airport’s operator, Schiphol Group, and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL, Amsterdam) submitted the proposal separately. The plan, which was green-lighted by a majority of …

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UK airport boss appeals for government to set out its plans for Brexit

Charlie Cornish, the Chief Executive of the Manchester Airport Group (MAG), has urged the British government to shed light on what its vision for Brexit is. The frustration in the aviation community is palpable after negotiations with the European Union hit a snag, thereby compromising the entire timetable. Making the situation even more volatile was Finance Minister Philip Hammond’s statement that said Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet had yet to …

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Monarch Airlines administrators win appeal against slots ruling

Embattled carrier Monarch Airlines gained a sliver of victory after its administrators reported that it had won its appeal against the slots ruling. Monarch’s slots at Luton and Gatwick were considered to be its most lucrative assets left, valued at an estimated £60 million after the airline went into administration on October 2. Other carriers have expressed their interest in acquiring the slots at Gatwick. Administrators KPMG had initially lost …

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Britain’s aviation authority cancels Monarch’s operating license

Britain’s aviation authority, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), has revoked the operating license of embattled carrier, Monarch Airlines, after its sudden downfall back in October. Monarch had tried to argue its case to the CAA, claiming that it should retain its license, much like Air Berlin when it entered administration earlier this year. Additionally, it said that suspension, and not a revocation, could aid them in attaining a better outcome …

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London court rules declares Monarch has no right to sell airport slots

A London court has ruled that embattled British carrier Monarch Airlines has no right to sell its airport takeoff and landing slots, which are considered to be the most valuable remaining assets of the failed airline. The decision by the High Court to rebuff Monarch’s claim that it must be allocated slots for summer 2018, was a massive blow to administrators that were seeking to get back money. Instead, the …

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AirAsia raises questions over Malaysia’s decision to give flight slots to Malindo Airways

AirAsia Bhd was unsuccessful in its bid to nab two additional flight slots for its Bangalore, India, route, said its Executive Chairman, Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, who is probing why the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) awarded the slots to Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd instead. “We fly four times a week to Bangalore, so we could use the two additional slots to strengthen our position and make it six times a week, …

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Russian Transport Ministry reports impasse over runway slots in Amsterdam airport resolved

Russia’s Transport Ministry has announced that the dispute over runway slots at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport between Air France KLM’s Dutch airline KLM and Russian freight carrier AirBridgeCargo is over after the two sides reached a settlement. The deal came to be after negotiations between officials of the two country’s aviation authorities. This could not have come at a better time after Moscow threatened to close Russian air space to Dutch …

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Dutch authorities scramble to resolve row with Russia over landing slots

Dutch aviation officials are looking for an amicable solution to a row with Russia over landing slots at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. According to the Dutch Airline Pilots Association, Moscow has indicated they would close Russian air space to Dutch aircrafts after the reduction of landing slots available to Russian freight carrier AirBridgeCargo at Europe’s third-busiest airport following Schiphol’s half-yearly reallocation last week. Should the move push through, it would mainly …

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