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Sri Lanka: Cabinet gives go signal for Air Transport Bill

The Cabinet has given its go ahead for the Air Transport Bill that would give effect to the Montreal Convention. The Montreal Convention safeguards passengers’ interests by introducing a modern two-tier liability system and by facilitating the quick recovery of proven damages without a lengthy litigation, read the Cabinet paper on the subject matter. Meanwhile, air carriers would be able to amass substantial operational savings through the use of electronically …

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COSCAP-South Asia gathers to tackle aviation safety goal of the region

The 26th Steering Committee Meeting of the Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Program (COSCAP-South Asia) began with the goal of achieving the shared safety goal of the region. The aviation safety regulators of Nepal along with other South Asian nations are trying to resolve issues such as congested passenger traffic, and quality manpower and technology, which are making hard to deal with safety problems. In a bid …

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Mauritius signs multiple Bilateral Air Services Agreements with various countries

The delegation of Mauritius that attended the International Conference on Air Services Negotiations Event (ICAN) 2017 in Sri Lanka had a fruitful stint as they finalized air service talks with six countries. These were Chile, Ghana, Morocco, Namibia, Russian Federation and Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Aside from those, the delegation also initiated three Bilateral Air Services Agreements and inked three Memoranda of Understanding with Ghana, Namibia and Morocco. Mauritius finalized …

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UAE’s GCAA signs several MoUs during ICAO conference

The United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) disclosed that it has signed numerous Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Brazil, Sri Lanka, Gambia, Nigeria, and the UK, during the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) conference. According to the UAE’s civil aviation regulator, a delegation graced the said gathering and inked agreements with Switzerland and Ghana. 77 countries attended the ICAO conference and discussed the organization of air transportation’s policies.

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Kazakhstan signs agreements to expand aviation cooperation with other countries

Kazakhstan has inked agreements with different countries in a bid to develop aviation cooperation. Direct flights from Kazakhstan to Milan would be launched in 2018, according to the Civil Aviation Committee. “A legal framework with the Italian aeronautical authorities for the launch of regular flights between the cities of Astana, Almaty and Rome, Milan with a frequency of seven passenger and three cargo flights a week and the possibility of …

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Sri Lanka and United States amend Open Skies Agreement

Sri Lanka and the United States inked an agreement to amend the US-Sri Lanka Open Skies Agreement of 2002 to facilitate the movement of cargo goods more efficiently and profitably. The US Embassy made the announcement. Signing the agreement were US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap and Transport and Civil Aviation Ministry Secretary G. S. Withanage. The Embassy announced that the amendment bolsters worldwide express delivery cargo networks, improves …

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Sri Lanka remains devoted to controls on air transportation liberalization

Sri Lanka is still committed to controls on actions to liberalize air transportation in the country even as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) international conference in Colombo looks to augment the application of open skies throughout its member countries. Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said that despite the cutback of state’s control on air transport, often called as liberalization or de-regulation, there is a need to protect the …

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Sri Lanka to sign open skies agreements with 20 nations in bid to liberalize aviation industry

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Sri Lanka bared plans to sign open skies bilateral air service agreements with 20 strategically-located countries and examine current airport taxes, with the goals of liberalizing the aviation industry and increasing tourism arrivals. Sri Lanka CAA’s Director General and CEO, H. M. C. Nimalsiri, said that CAA plans to sign open skies agreements with countries such as Singapore, India, UAE, UK, Turkey and The …

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India in talks with Sri Lank to run airport near Chinese outpost

India is in the advanced stages of negotiations with Sri Lanka to run an airport on the southern part of the island, which has a huge Chinese presence owing to China’s Belt and Road initiative. Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala explained the country had been looking for alternate investors in the Hambantota area, where China has constructed a seaport and is in discussions to establish an investment zone and a …

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Emirates receives nod from Sri Lanka to increase flight frequencies

Emirates has been given the green light by the Sri Lankan government to raise its flight frequencies between Dubai and Colombo, to seven, effective on July 28. The new flights would start on a temporary operating permit basis on condition that Sri Lankan Airlines be allowed a second, daily flight to Dubai, said sources. This decision came to be after drawn-out talks at a recent Cabinet Committee on Economic Management …

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