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Lobbying by Indian government for more slots at Dubai airport yields results

India’s determination to get better and more flight slots for its carriers in Dubai’s airport has yielded positive returns after low-cost airline SpiceJet received slots equal to 5,500 weekly seats. The Gurugram-based carrier informed the Civil Aviation Ministry of this development, which came before India and Dubai agreed to increase flying rights between them. “They have informed us that they have slots. The airline, however, cannot start flights because our …

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Emirates to bring together global aviation security experts for symposium

The Emirates Group Security is planning to bring together some of the world’s foremost experts in aviation security to talk about the trends and growth potential in the industry. The three-day symposium has been slated for October 8 to 10 in Dubai, and is the third iteration of the annual AVSEC global event. Emirates revealed that the symposium – which has been dubbed ‘Ahead of Tomorrow’ – would concentrate on …

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ICAO junks Qatar complaint, asserts will remain neutral in dispute

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has informed Qatar that it would remain unbiased in its diplomatic row with the Arab Quartet. The UN agency however, welcomed the development of emergency routes. In a statement, ICAO “acknowledged the existence of political issues that ought to be tackled by the concerned countries at the appropriate international platform, rather than in the ICAO”. The response comes on the heels of Qatar’s complaint …

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UAE and India discussing augmenting air transport facilities and services between two countries

The UAE is taking steps to make travel from India to airports in the country less expensive and more convenient as the number tourists flocking to Dubai and Abu Dhabi continue to rise at a record pace. Dr. Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Banna, UAE Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of India, has had discussions with India’s Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha, on upgrading air transport …

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Qatar Airways to have access to contingency routes in early August

Access to three contingency routes over international waters would be made available to Qatar Airways in early August after a United Nations-led meeting tackled air corridors for Doha after a diplomatic rift with its neighboring countries. The closed-door meeting with the UN aviation agency governing council held in Montreal, Canada, examined contingency routes that had been planned as part of an initial agreement settled earlier this month, but not yet …

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ICAO holds extraordinary session to address complaint by Qatar

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council held an extraordinary session to tackle a complaint by Qatar, in accordance with article 54 of the council convention. Present at the said meeting were delegations from Saudi Arabia, which was headed by the President of Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Civil Aviation, Abdul Hakim Bin Mohammed Al Tamimi; the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. Qatar was also present and was represented …

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Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation allocates emergency air corridors for Qatari planes

The four Arab states that have cut off ties with Qatar have allowed Qatari planes the use of air corridors in case of emergencies. The General Authority of Civil Aviation announced the provision after it was given approval by the Civil Aviation Authorities of the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain for use by Qatari companies as applicable in situations of closure of regional airspaces. “This procedure confirms our commitment …

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Mr. President: US Open Skies policy the gold standard for trade agreements

eturbonews.com Business Travel Coalition published the following letter to US President Donald J. Trump and Members of the US Congress: July 25, 2017 President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump, US Open Skies agreements with the UAE and Qatar have delivered huge benefits to US consumers, aerospace manufacturers, the travel and tourism industry and the economy writ large. The two …

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UAE Ambassador meets Indian Minister of State for Civil Aviation

The United Arab Emirates’ Ambassador to India, Dr. Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al-Banna, has met with India’s Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayanth Sinha, and examined means of promoting bilateral cooperation, which has developed rather quickly between the two nations. Apart from expressing their satisfaction over the developments various sectors at various levels have experienced, the officials also discussed issues regarding the civil aviation sector. Al-Banna admitted that the UAE …

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Major airlines urge Trump to take action against Gulf carriers accused of Open Skies violations

Three of the United States largest airlines along with several members of Congress are making noise again in order to sway the federal government into taking action against Middle Eastern countries who are allegedly subsidizing their state-run airlines. Delta, United, and American Airlines have accused the United Arab Emirates and Qatar of breaching international aviation pacts, known as Open Skies agreements, which permit airlines to operate internationally without government interference. …

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