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Trump’s administration considering options regarding relationship with Gulf carriers

The administration of United States President Donald Trump is looking at their options regarding their relationship with carriers from the Middle East. Members from the National Economic Council, National Security Council and Department of Transportation met with White House advisors to tackle the nation’s Open Skies Agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, as US legacy operators continue to raise the issue that Gulf airlines are unfairly subsidized. Sources …

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UAE, India boost aviation cooperation

The UAE and India have explored ways to take bilateral relations to a higher level with special emphasis on the aviation sector. The two sides discussed the possibility of signing a new agreement to utilise the high potential for travel growth between the two countries. Carriers from India and the UAE can now fly a total of 131,741 aircraft seats a week, each way. Both parties agreed to hold a …

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Major US airlines get congressional backing in battle against Middle Eastern carriers

United States’ airlines United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have found new allies in the fight against Middle East-based carriers as a bipartisan group of 17 members of the Illinois’s congressional delegation have signaled their support in urging US President Donald Trump to crack down on alleged trade violations by Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways. The aforementioned US airlines have made a lot of noise over their …

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Emirates has contributed US$21.3 billion to the US economy

A study conducted by the Campbell-Hill Aviation Group has shown that Emirates has contributed heavily to the economy of the United States, having supported more than 104,000 American jobs and contributed US$21.3 billion in revenue, including US$10.5 billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and US$6.4 billion of labor income in 2015. The said research was led by the Campbell-Hill Aviation Group, a well-known economic consulting firm to airlines, …

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US lifts laptop ban on flights from Abu Dhabi

The United States lifted a ban on laptops inside cabins on flights originating from Abu Dhabi headed to the United States after it found that the United Arab Emirates’ Etihad Airways had put in place better and tighter security measures. Etihad Airways met the news pleasantly and deflected credit to a preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport where passengers clear U.S. immigration before they arrive in the United States …

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ICAO praises Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt for air safety measures

The Board of the International Civil Aviation Organization has sung praises for Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt for its air navigation safety measures. ICAO’s Middle East Regional Office Director Mohammed Rahma said that they worked together with the countries that announced they were severing ties with Qatar, and immediately activated the contingency plan set forth in Annex XI to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago, 1944). Rahma made …

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Emirates, Etihad, to cooperate with US to implement new security measures

Emirates and Etihad Airways have indicated that they would cooperate with the United States officials in the application of new security instructions that could potentially pave the way for an end to the current laptop ban. The new measures would see the US government imposing new demands for heightened security of flights to America from other nations in a focused bid to stop the threat of bombs being concealed in …

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ICAO rejects Qatar’s request to intervene in diplomatic row

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has begged off from dipping their hands into the troubles of Qatar, citing the “lack of jurisdiction.” Qatar has asked the ICAO to intervene after its flagship airline, Qatar Airways, was restricted from entering various neighboring countries’ airspace in the region, after a major crisis that has seen numerous Arab nations to cut ties with Qatar. ICAO described its role as “limited to ensuring …

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Emirates President optimistic that a solution for controversial laptop ban be found

Emirates Airline President Tim Clark expressed his optimism that a solution for the United States-mandated ban on large personal electronic devices inside the cabin on flights from Middle Eastern airports to the US, be found. Clark reported that the ban on PEDs larger than smartphones from 10 airports, including Emirates’ home base of Dubai “had not been well-received” in the emirate, which took huge pride on its demanding secondary search …

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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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