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South Korea and Philippines agree to add more bilateral flights

Air travellers can now enjoy more flights between South Korea and the Philippines after the two sides agreed to lift the current quota ceiling of 31,500 seats per week to enable an unlimited number of flights. This development was announced by Seoul’s Transport Ministry which came after aviation talks with the Philippines. However, the quota remains at 20,000 seats a week for flights to Manila. The Ministry clarified the flight …

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Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific seeks entitlements to Hong Kong and Bali

The operator of Philippine low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific is angling for entitlements to Hong Kong and Bali, Indonesia. Cebu Air Inc. filed an application with the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) for the provision and re-allocation of entitlements on the Manila to Hong Kong route. The entitlements being asked for are under a confidential Memorandum of Understanding between the Philippines and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region back in 2014. Cebu …

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Application of ASEAN Open Skies going at snail’s pace – IDEAS

The Asean Single Aviation Market, a pact known more as the Asean Open Skies agreement, was completely ratified by member states in April of last year but the actual implementation has been sluggish, says independent think tank Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS). “Freedom of travel in air is characterized by nine different levels of freedom. Asean has implemented perfectly the first four levels of freedom, [while] the fifth …

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Mozambique Civil Aviation Authority grants seven carriers domestic route rights

The Civil Aviation Authority of Mozambique has granted domestic passenger traffic rights to seven airlines after a tender that was staged earlier in the year. At a press conference held at the capital city of Maputo, the regulator gave Ethiopian Airlines and its Southern African unit, Malawian Airlines, cabotage rights, while local operators including CFM – Transportes e Trabalhos Aéreos, TTA – Sociedade de Transporte e Trabalho Aéreo, and Solenta …

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Swiss Civil Aviation Authority permits UAE fifth freedom rights to Mexico

Switzerland’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has given the UAE permission to operate fifth freedom services between Switzerland, which could allow Emirati airlines up to 14 flights from Geneva to Mexico every week. The Fifth Freedom of the Air allows an airline to start a flight in its own country, land in a second country to drop off passengers and cargo, and then pick up new passengers and fly on to …

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India – SC asks BJP leader to file amended plea in bid to squash Jet Airways-Etihad alliance

The Supreme Court of India has requested Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy to enter a revised plea, which looks to suppress an alliance between Jet Airways and Etihad Airways, by also challenging the bilateral agreement of India and the UAE on raising the number of flights. Additional Solicitor General P S Narsimha, representing the Centre, informed a bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra that Swamy was to specially …

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Indian government seeks to upgrade airports through policy changes

The Narendra Modi-helmed government is planning to upgrade the metro airports into bustling global aviation hubs, similar to that in Dubai and Singapore, starting with a series of policies, which include stalling bilateral deals that benefit rival airports. The move, officials deem, will also tackle the aviation sector’s financial troubles. The Finance and Civil Aviation Ministries believe that there is a pressing need to halt feeding rival airports in Dubai, …

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Nigerian Federal Government considering review of bilateral relations with other African nations

Nigeria’s Federal Government is mulling a review of its bilateral relations with several African countries that have not approved the operations of Nigerian airlines to destinations in their nations, while being allowed to fly to Nigeria. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) recently announced this development. Through the years, Nigeria has not been shy regarding their “Afrocentric” diplomatic philosophy, which gives concessions to other African countries by making it easier …

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UAE and India discussing augmenting air transport facilities and services between two countries

The UAE is taking steps to make travel from India to airports in the country less expensive and more convenient as the number tourists flocking to Dubai and Abu Dhabi continue to rise at a record pace. Dr. Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Banna, UAE Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of India, has had discussions with India’s Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha, on upgrading air transport …

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Indian airlines oppose decision to give extra seats to Gulf airlines during peak festive season

Indian carriers have expressed their displeasure over the government’s decision to furnish excess bilateral to Dubai-based carriers during the peak festive season. In a letter sent by the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the airlines voiced their opposition to the decision to extra 5,500 seats to carriers of Emirates and flydubai – the designated airlines of Dubai. “It is our earnest request that UAE …

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