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UAE’s GCAA signs several MoUs during ICAO conference

The United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) disclosed that it has signed numerous Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Brazil, Sri Lanka, Gambia, Nigeria, and the UK, during the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) conference. According to the UAE’s civil aviation regulator, a delegation graced the said gathering and inked agreements with Switzerland and Ghana. 77 countries attended the ICAO conference and discussed the organization of air transportation’s policies.

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Kazakhstan signs agreements to expand aviation cooperation with other countries

Kazakhstan has inked agreements with different countries in a bid to develop aviation cooperation. Direct flights from Kazakhstan to Milan would be launched in 2018, according to the Civil Aviation Committee. “A legal framework with the Italian aeronautical authorities for the launch of regular flights between the cities of Astana, Almaty and Rome, Milan with a frequency of seven passenger and three cargo flights a week and the possibility of …

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Sri Lanka and United States amend Open Skies Agreement

Sri Lanka and the United States inked an agreement to amend the US-Sri Lanka Open Skies Agreement of 2002 to facilitate the movement of cargo goods more efficiently and profitably. The US Embassy made the announcement. Signing the agreement were US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap and Transport and Civil Aviation Ministry Secretary G. S. Withanage. The Embassy announced that the amendment bolsters worldwide express delivery cargo networks, improves …

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Sri Lanka remains devoted to controls on air transportation liberalization

Sri Lanka is still committed to controls on actions to liberalize air transportation in the country even as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) international conference in Colombo looks to augment the application of open skies throughout its member countries. Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said that despite the cutback of state’s control on air transport, often called as liberalization or de-regulation, there is a need to protect the …

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Sri Lanka to sign open skies agreements with 20 nations in bid to liberalize aviation industry

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Sri Lanka bared plans to sign open skies bilateral air service agreements with 20 strategically-located countries and examine current airport taxes, with the goals of liberalizing the aviation industry and increasing tourism arrivals. Sri Lanka CAA’s Director General and CEO, H. M. C. Nimalsiri, said that CAA plans to sign open skies agreements with countries such as Singapore, India, UAE, UK, Turkey and The …

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India in talks with Sri Lank to run airport near Chinese outpost

India is in the advanced stages of negotiations with Sri Lanka to run an airport on the southern part of the island, which has a huge Chinese presence owing to China’s Belt and Road initiative. Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala explained the country had been looking for alternate investors in the Hambantota area, where China has constructed a seaport and is in discussions to establish an investment zone and a …

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Emirates receives nod from Sri Lanka to increase flight frequencies

Emirates has been given the green light by the Sri Lankan government to raise its flight frequencies between Dubai and Colombo, to seven, effective on July 28. The new flights would start on a temporary operating permit basis on condition that Sri Lankan Airlines be allowed a second, daily flight to Dubai, said sources. This decision came to be after drawn-out talks at a recent Cabinet Committee on Economic Management …

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Sri Lanka and Canada set to sign Air Services Agreement

The Sri Lankan Cabinet of Ministers has given the green light on the signing of an Air Services Agreement with Canada. The air services pact is expected to provide an avenue to promote trade as well as tourism between the two nations. Although there’s a huge contingent of Sri Lankan expatriates in Canada, there is no Air Services Agreement between both countries. The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal, …

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Sri Lanka to boost international air connectivity

Sri Lanka plans to increase its air accessibility to the rest of the world as part of its concerted efforts to boost tourism. With the country’s tourism industry yielding positive numbers since 2009, Sri Lankan officials are now pinning their hopes of more direct flights, an open sky policy, competitive landing and parking fees, incentivizing low-cost airlines and smoother immigration and check-in procedures. Another feature of the country’s plan to …

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