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UK ban on Dhaka-London direct air cargo set to be lifted

The UK government is likely to lift the ban on Dhaka-London direct air cargo next week, and would put forth several “observations” regarding the security at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. A top ministry official revealed that British High Commissioner, Alison Blake, would be handing over a letter from the UK Department for Transport to Civil Aviation Minister, AKM Shahjahan Kamal. Blake and Shahjahan are set to meet during a …

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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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Ryanair vows to make claiming compensation for delayed or cancelled flights easier

Ryanair has vowed to passengers that claiming compensation for delayed or cancelled flights would be a whole lot easier from hereon end. The Dublin, Ireland-based airline revealed that is establishing a team dedicated solely to processing valid EU Regulation 261 claims in a span of 10 days. The airline is also endeavoring to help customers know more about their options via the website or its app, as opposed to asking …

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Ryanair to place “Brexit clause” into ticket sales for summer of 2019

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair is set to include a “Brexit clause” in ticket sales for the summer of 2019, cautioning passengers that their tickets would be valid if the lingering issue that surrounds Britain’s exit from the EU is not resolved. Flying rights to, from and within the 28-nation bloc is currently covered by the EU-wide “Open Skies” pacts. However, with Brexit looming on the horizon, that arrangement has been …

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UK Transport Secretary believes country can get a good aviation deal post Brexit

The UK’s Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, remained optimistic of the country’s chances of securing a “good deal” on aviation post Brexit. Grayling explained that his optimism comes from knowing that it would be in the interest of all European nations to settle on an “open, liberal arrangement for aviation” after the UK leaves the bloc. Grayling disclosed that official discussions regarding the future economic relationship between the UK and the …

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Brexit still a burning issue for airports, says ACI Europe

ACI Europe recently provided an overview of the issues that the airport industry faces in the months to come. ACI Europe President, Michael Kerkloh, who also happens to be the CEO of Munich Airport, spoke at the New Year Reception at the European Parliament, and expressed optimism about European aviation, mostly due to the exceptional traffic growth during 2017. He also echoed the organization’s support for more Open Skies, which …

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EU evaluating contingency plans to keep British planes flying over Europe

The European Commission has told European Union diplomats that they should ponder the possibility of an agreement with the UK that would keep flights going should no aviation deal be settled in time for Brexit. EU pacts let airlines operate and land in other member countries. However, Britain is set to leave the block by March 2019. With this impending development, fears are steadily rising that British carriers’ flights would …

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