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Western Global Airlines gets approval for cargo expansion plans

The United States Department of Transport (DoT) has green-lighted Western Global Airlines’ plans to expand its cargo operations beyond its existing flights that fly routes between the US and China/Hong Kong. The carrier, which is based in Florida, had sought for approval to service flights between the US and nations with open skies agreements with the country earlier in the year. The application had also requested permission for flights to …

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Traffic rights issue shuts down Airlink’s plans for Cape Town-St Helena route

Namibian officials have denied Airlink the 5th Freedom rights that it needs to fly from Cape Town to St. Helena through Windhoek International. The airline had initially planned to utilize the rights to add more passengers to its Johannesburg O.R. Tambo-St. Helena route, which uses the Namibian capital as a technical stop on both sectors of the return service. “Airlink will continue working with the South African Aeronautical Authority to …

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Zimbabwe: RwandAir granted air traffic rights to fly Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route

The Zimbabwe government has granted traffic rights to RwandAir to operate the Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route. The flights, which were issued on a fifth freedom basis, would start on May 16, this year. A well-placed source in the industry had this to say: “Rwanda Air has been given the traffic rights to service the Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route on a fifth freedom basis. The flights will resume on May 16, 2018.” Zimbabwe’s …

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EasyJet expresses confidence EU-UK flying rights to be maintained after Brexit

EasyJet Chairman, John Barton, remains steadfast in his belief that airline flying rights between the UK and the EU would be maintained even after Brexit. Barton was sharing his thoughts on the matter shortly after easyJet won shareholder approval for a scheme that would guarantee that easyJet becomes EU controlled, allowing it continue flying between and within countries on the continent after Brexit. EasyJet’s annual meeting resulted in the agreement …

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India, ASEAN nations vow to work on better connectivity in region

India and member countries of the ASEAN would be working together to forge deeper aviation ties and improve air connectivity within the region. Leaders from the 10 ASEAN nations are in India to grace the ASEAN-India-Commemorative-Summit and partake in the Republic Day celebrations. The linkup would go a long way towards “convening of air services consultations by the ASEAN-India Working Group on Regional Air Services Arrangements and the establishment of …

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Expanded Air Transport Agreement between Canada and Israel announced

Canada’s Minister of Transport Marc Garneau and Israel’s Minister of Transport and Intelligence, Israel Katz, announced that they have settled on an expanded air transport agreement for their two countries. The said pact would make way for chosen carriers to operate up to 19 passenger flights per week, a rise from the previous 12. The new rights under the expanded agreement can be immediately used by the airlines. Garneau publicized …

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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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U.K. Airlines Risk Losing Rights in EU After Brexit

By Ian Wishart – bloomberg.com The European Union may attempt to strip British airlines of some flying rights after Brexit, with officials in Brussels warning that U.K.-based carriers could see their ability to compete across the bloc impeded. A meeting of the European Commission and diplomats from the remaining 27 EU countries has taken the first steps in sketching out the EU’s negotiating position on post-Brexit aviation links with Britain. If this …

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Ryanair seeks UK AOC to save UK-EU flights; Spain the most-impacted country market

By anna.aero On 21 December, the UK CAA received a letter (probably an e-mail) from Ryanair, as the Irish airline seeks an AOC from the British regulators to safeguard its existing and future UK-originating operations against a hard Brexit amid little progress on a new aviation deal between the UK and Europe. The carrier’s move for a UK AOC follows a similar one by fellow ULCC Wizz Air in October, and …

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Malaysia seeks to expand connectivity with Cambodia

Malaysia wants to strengthen its aviation ties with Cambodia, said a high-ranking Malaysian official. Malaysia’s Deputy Transport Minister, Datuk Aziz Kaprawi, disclosed that he is hoping to see more Cambodian airlines making their way to Malaysia, as it would raise his country’s tourist arrivals. “More flights means more passengers and better connectivity. It will strengthen the relationship between Malaysia and Cambodia as Kuala Lumpur is viewed as an icon in …

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