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  • ​OPINION: How wi-fi policy could threaten airline brands


    In November 2014, Jeremy Gutsche, a well known Canadian entrepreneur, was on a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 flight from London to Singapore. A busy executive, he was happy that there was wi-fi available on his flight.


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  • Open skies formally begins between the EU and Canada


    A comprehensive open aviation agreement between Canada and the European Union has taken effect today now that the sides...


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  • ​OPINION: How wi-fi policy could threaten airline brands

    News | 10 Feb 2015 14:15 | Shashank Nigam

    In November 2014, Jeremy Gutsche, a well known Canadian entrepreneur, was on a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 flight from London to Singapore. A busy executive, he was happy that there was wi-fi available on his flight.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-How-wi-fi-policy-could-threaten-airline-brands-407936/
  • Open skies formally begins between the EU and Canada

    News | 17 Dec 2009 17:43 | Megan Kuhn

    A comprehensive open aviation agreement between Canada and the European Union has taken effect today now that the sides have formally signed off on the deal. It...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Open-skies-formally-begins-between-the-EU-and-Canada-336348/
  • EU creates landmark 'open aviation area' pact with Canada

    News | 09 Dec 2008 14:28 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <p>European Union and Canadian negotiators have sealed a comprehensive open aviation agreement between the two sides, designed to complement the EU-US transatlantic...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EU-creates-landmark-open-aviation-area-pact-with-Canada-319918/
  • IATA calls for "urgent action" to change regulatory environment

    News | 02 Jun 2008 10:11 | Nicholas Ionides

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>IATA is calling for “urgent action” to be taken by governments to radically restructure the air transport regulatory environment in the face of crippling oil prices.<u1:p></u1:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Director general and CEO Giovanni Bisignani said in his state of the industry address at the association’s annual general meeting in Istanbul today that in particular the bilateral system of air services agreements needs to be eliminated.<u1:p></u1:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>“Re-regulation or re-nationalisation is not the right answer. But it may be the only one unless we change the rules of the game. The Chicago Convention and its technical standards are not the issue. The bilateral system is the phttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IATA-calls-for-urgent-action-to-change-regulatory-environment-313164/
  • Accidents/incidents for 2007

    News | 07 Jan 2008 11:18 | David Learmount

    Fatal events involving illegal interference with the safety of aircraft 23 March Transaviaexport Ilyushin Il-76 (EW-78849) Mogadishu, Somalia 11 11 TO The...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Accidentsincidents-for-2007-220648/
  • Two steps to Latin liberalisation

    News | 24 Oct 2006 00:00

    <P>In a diplomatic breakthrough involving four nations, Brazil's GOL has gained fifth freedom rights between Chile and Argentina and between Chile and Peru. Under this new authority GOL has already launched Buenos Aires-Santiago flights and plans to add Lima-Santiago service in November.</P><P>Coincidentally, four Central American nations have agreed to treat flights between them as "domestic" for purposes of assessing airport user charges. This accord between El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, which also calls for relaxed customs and immigration controls, is seen as a step toward transforming Central America into a single aviation market.</P><P>Insiders, however, warn against leaping to conclusions about Latin America suddenly embracing liberalisation. They note Costa Rica and Panama, two key players in any move toward Central American integration, have not signed the new treaty on "domestic" flights. And the common denominator in GOL's new fifth freedoms is Chile, the rhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Two-steps-to-Latin-liberalisation-210175/