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Ryanair warns of growing business elsewhere if issue on APD is not addressed

Ryanair has decisively issued a stern warning to Stormont: address the burden of air passenger duty or run the risk of the airline developing its business somewhere else. Kenny Jacobs, the Chief Marketing Officer of Ryanair, said the tax levy amounting to £13 on every passenger was negatively affecting regions such as Northern Ireland Jacobs also stated that it “creates an economic hindrance.” The situation developed after Ryanair announced that …

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Ukraine and European Union to sign agreement on joint aviation space next year

Ukraine and the European Union would be signing an agreement on joint aviation space next year right after Brexit, according to the Minister of Infrastructure, Vladimir Omelian. Omelian said: “Reviewed transport strategy 2030 (agreed with the government that it urgently approve), as the preparation of European legislation (there is a clear will of parliamentarians to vote on 7 basic laws this year), the extension of the European transport network TEN-T …

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UK now assessing Biman Bangladesh’s eligibility for ACC3 certificate

The evaluation of Biman Bangladesh on whether or not it is eligible to receive a certification that is a prerequisite for the resumption of direct cargo flights to the UK has already begun. The certificate is called “Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the Union from a Third Country Airport (ACC3).” According to Shakil Meraj, Biman’s General Manager for Public Relations, the independent auditor, Jayne Davy, arrived a few …

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KPMG Partner Examines Challenges Around Amending EU Aviation Legislation

By aviationbusinessme.com European carriers have been waiting with bated breath for the amended aviation legislation which they hope will make them competitive once again. For over a decade now, airlines in the European Union have been losing market share to third country carriers (TCCs). The EU Commission has taken up their concern and announced various options that it is looking into. A combination of factors, including more modern fleets, superior service, …

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Brexit: 28% European air passengers deprived from compensations

By: aerotime.aero Brexit is almost a year away, but it’s still unclear how the prospective withdrawal will affect British flyers. The current air passenger law protects air travellers against cancelled, delayed and overbooked flights but with Britain set to leave the union in March 2019, such rights will no longer apply to UK citizens. Just like any other EU law, the regalement will lose its powers leaving 28% of European …

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IAG says APD weakens Britain’s position as a global trading country after Brexit

International Airlines Group (IAG) has cautioned MPs that Air Passenger Duty basically weakens Britain’s standing as a global trading nation after Brexit and lessens the chance of its long-haul budget airline brand, LEVEL, flying from UK regions. IAG is looking to develop LEVEL, which started flights from Barcelona to the US and Latin America last year and would be flying from Paris to the Caribbean and North America in the …

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EASA publishes aviation safety plan for next four years

The European Aviation Safety Agency has released its strategic plan for aviation safety for the next four years. The highlights of the 2018-2022 plan and rulemaking program include: EASA proposes what it describes as a rulemaking “cool-down” over the next five years relative to recent years. It states that it is emphasizing the support of recently accepted rules and focus on oversight and safety promotion campaigns rather than proceeding to …

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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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Improve Lithuania’s air transport with tools provided by EU, says European Commissioner

Lithuania should strive to improve air transport with instruments provided by the European Union (EU), says European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc. “The European Commission recognizes the challenges in the air connectivity, that some of the members states like Lithuania are facing. We adopted new guidelines on public service obligation and that member states can identify and address these connectivity issues, of course they have to be used in the …

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Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary issues new warning on negative impact of Brexit

Outspoken Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary once again reminded the industry just how damning Brexit is going to be on aviation. Time and time again, O’Leary had insisted that flights between the UK and Europe would most likely be grounded in April 2019 should the two sides fail to strike a deal. Ryanair has already taken the initiative to warn passengers of the risk that flights from April 1, 2019 could …

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