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Ghana mulling awarding 9th Freedom rights to Nigeria

The administration of Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo has bared plans to liberalize its Freedoms of the Air some more as it aims to expand the country’s position as a key aviation hub in West Africa. While it already offers 5th Freedom traffic rights to numerous foreign carriers through Accra Kotka International Airport, Deputy Minister of Aviation Kwabena Okyere Darko divulged plans to earmark full-cabotage or 9th Freedom (defined as the …

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Access to Indian market, slots at air hubs key attractions to investors in Air India

Access to the burgeoning Indian market and slots at hectic airports such as Delhi and Mumbai are expected to be significant lures for parties interested in investing in Air India. This was the astute assessment of industry experts after the Union Cabinet gave an in-principle nod for a stake sale in Air India. Bidders though, will be seeking for a clarification on debt restructuring and the level of government control …

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Russia and Italy expand air services between both countries

Aviation officials from Russia and Italy have agreed to expand air services as they seek to provide their respective designated airlines with improved planning flexibility. The protocol signed in late May mandated that three destinations in each of the two countries will be added to the existing 12, and frequencies on most of the routes would be considerably augmented. Russia provisionally chose Bari, Cagliari, and Olbia as the new destinations …

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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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China, Turkey may get more bilaterals with India

Indian air travellers would soon benefit from more flight options as Chinese and Turkish carriers may soon get more bilateral rights. China and Turkey have long asked for more bilaterals to India after exhausting their current flying rights. However, those requests were shot down as Indian carriers were not using a significant chunk of their bilaterals to the aforementioned nations. However, that is expected to soon change. “It has now …

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UAE and Saudi sign MoU to increase flights between both countries

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding, which would raise the number of flights between the two countries to 86 weekly frequencies. GCAA Director-General Saif Al Suwaidi reported that a meeting was staged in Riyadh to talk about matters regarding air transport and the means of boosting cooperation between the two countries and their …

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Taiwan signs open skies agreement with Solomon Islands

Taiwan and the Solomon Islands have agreed to an open skies agreement that would pave the way for direct flights between the two countries. The pact is the 57th of its kind that Taiwan has sealed. Transportation and Communications Minister Ho Chen Tan and his Solomon Islands counterpart Peter Shanel Agovaka, signed the agreement. The agreement mandates that the two countries will be able to designate one or more airlines …

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UAE General Civil Aviation Authority standing pat on original air services pact with India

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has said that the current Air Services Agreement it has with India will remain as it is. The comments come after Indian airlines lobbied for their country’s Ministry of Civil Aviation to re-negotiate a unified air services pact with UAE. The UAE is the only country where India holds Air Services Agreements with individual emirates – Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ras Al …

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Philippines and Qatar sign agreement increasing flights between both countries

DOT Secretary Arthur Tugade explained that the new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on air services between Philippines and Qatar revised the 2015 agreement and was signed by DOT Undersecretary for Aviation Captain Manuel Antonio Tamayo and Abdullah Al Subaey of Qatar. The agreement expands the traffic rights between Manila and Doha , from the current 14 flights per week to 18 for the designated airlines of each country. Qatar Airways …

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UAE agreeable to India’s proposal for air traffic pact

The United Arab Emirates announced that they were agreeable to India’s proposal for a unified bilateral air traffic pact so long as the former gains access to more Indian airports. “We understand that India wants to rationalize the air services agreements with the UAE, and have one unified pact instead. We have suggested to Indian officials that we are happy to talk about a unified agreement, with the hope they …

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