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UK-India sign Open Skies agreement

UK and India have signed an Open Skies agreement that will remove restrictions on flights between the two counties in an effort to boost trade and tourism relations. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapatia and the British Aviation Minister, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, who led the delegation of British companies that attended the 2017 CAPA India Aviation Summit in Mumbai, signed the agreement. Raju said that the increase in …

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EU carriers could gain advantage from Brexit, says IATA chief

IATA Director General Alexandre de Juniac believes that airline carriers from the European Union might take advantage during the “Brexit” negotiation process by limiting United Kingdom (UK) carriers’ access to the European Common Aviation Area (ECAA). Speaking at Brussels, de Juniac shared his fears that “connectivity could be reduced after the Brexit” and that would go against his organization’s focus on increasing connectivity. “You can imagine, from the European Union …

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UK government urges Indian airlines to expand beyond Heathrow

The United Kingdom government urged Indian airline carriers to utilize other airports apart from the crowded London Heathrow and add flights to other destinations such as Manchester and Birmingham in England, and Glasgow, Scotland. India’s flag carrier, Air India, and the Mumbai-based Jet Airways, are already operating in Heathrow but are unable to add more flights due to the slot constraints of the major international airport. The UK’s Aviation Minister …

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Airlines could stop flying from London Heathrow amidst fears of higher landing charges

Several airlines could ditch flights from the United Kingdom’s (UK) London Heathrow if a rise in landing charges takes place to fund a third runway. International Air Transport Association (IATA) European vice-president Rafael Schvartzman said that airlines would only back the third runway if fees remained the same. If not, major airlines could choose to fly from other airports such as Amsterdam’s Schiphol. The IATA official’s comments came on the …

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UK’s Minister of Aviation set to attend CAPA India Aviation Summit

A delegation of British companies, led by the United Kingdom’s (UK) Minister for Aviation, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, will converge in Mumbai, India, on February 8 until the 10th for the CAPA India Aviation Summit 2017, where they will meet the Indian Civil Aviation Minister. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, spoke of strengthening aviation ties between the UK and India. “The UK and India share a strong civil aviation history and …

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