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Direct flights between Amritsar and UK being lobbied for

Slough MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi is urging British airlines to launch direct flights between Amritsar and the UK. Dhesi met with airlines’ senior officials and bolstered their confidence with Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal’s assurance to possibly forego state aviation tax if they resumed flights from Amritsar. Dhesi met with Virgin Atlantic and Air India senior officials and backed his case with significant figures regarding the commercial potential of flights …

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United States airlines express concern over slow development of aviation rules post-Brexit

United States carriers have expressed their desire for the UK to hasten negotiations regarding aviation regulations so that passenger and cargo flights to Heathrow, Stansted and other airports will continue to operate smoothly post-Brexit. Airlines for America (A4A), an aviation body whose members include United, American Airlines and FedEx, says the multibillion pound traffic in both directions will be compromised unless politicians focus on the impact Brexit will have on …

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Ryanair asked to pay compensation for cancelled flights – Commission for Aviation Regulation

Ryanair will have to compensate passengers whose flights have been cancelled with less than two weeks notice, according to the Commission for Aviation Regulation. A spokesperson of the aviation watchdog said that it is possible that Ryanair might have to pay up huge amounts because of its call to cancel 40-50 flights per day over the next six weeks. The airline has so far given people notice of sometimes just …

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British tourist sector pushes for government to cut Air Passenger Duty

The British government is being urged by country’s tourist sector to cut the Air Passenger Duty (APD) to improve the country after Brexit and give UK-bound tourists a travel expense-cut bonanza. British tourists see a huge discount in their flight costs after Brexit, if the Government slices the Air Passenger Duty (APD). Fair Tax on Flying (FTF) – a British campaign group – has attacked the sky-high rate of aviation …

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Transport disruptions loom as UK, EU face Brexit ‘cliff edge’

By Zoran Radosavljevic | EURACTIV.com Unless Brexit negotiators reach a transitional deal by September next year, both the UK and the EU face a “cliff edge” scenario with serious disruptions in air, railway and maritime traffic, industry sources have told EURACTIV.com. UK and EU negotiators are currently butting heads over the ‘big three’ issues in the Brexit talks – the divorce bill, Northern Ireland and citizens’ rights – and discussions on other matters …

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European Union gears up to make emissions-trading system Brexit-proof

The European Union has formulated a proposal that would make its emissions-trading system – considered to be the largest in the world – immune to possible supply unrest in the event the UK removes itself from the region’s carbon market as part of Brexit. The European Parliament is set to vote on the proposal that would keep companies and airlines in the EU Emissions Trading System using carbon allowances issued …

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Virgin Atlantic convinced an Anglo-US deal would be struck post Brexit

Virgin Atlantic strongly believes that Britain would have a bilateral arrangement for transatlantic flights after it leaves the European Union. Virgin Atlantic’s Chief Executive Craig Kreeger expressed his conviction that the UK would not cut itself off from the rest of the world, air connectivity—wise. “I have a lot of confidence that what we’ve seen this year is an indication of the fact that the UK is not going to …

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Ryanair Chief Executive reveals major expansion plan but issues concern over lack of aviation deal post Brexit

Ryanair has announced major expansion plans for its UK services next summer but expressed concern that unless a post-Brexit aviation treaty is come to, “there will be no flights” after March 2019. Ryanair will connect Stansted with Frankfurt, presenting a challenge to British Airways and Lufthansa. It will also fly to Weeze in western Germany, close to the Dutch border. Other routes will serve Aalborg in Denmark, Oradea in Romania …

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UK Aviation Minister stresses significance of air travel safety

Even though the ban on travellers bringing portable electronic devices onto flights is being progressively lifted, Britain declared that it would not waver in bringing it back if the need arose. “This is an escalating arms race with people who will do us damage,” said Britain’s Aviation Minister Martin Callanan. Callanan made the announcement during his recent visit to Singapore as part of his first official overseas trip since being …

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European airlines lobbying for restrictions on UK airlines in Brexit talks

European airlines are asking for restrictions on UK airlines’ ability to operate in the European Union unless the government retracts in negotiating stance. Air France, KLM and Lufthansa all signed a position paper that asserted that no access to the internal aviation market should be granted without “full regulatory convergence”, including “recognition of the competence” of the European Court of Justice. The developments comes during a time when Ryanair Chief …

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