RSSAviation Strategy for Europe

European Parliament secures competitiveness of #EUAirlines

European Parliament secures competitiveness of #EUAirlines

| March 18, 2019

The European Parliament has adopted rules against unfair competition in air transport. As air transport is not covered by World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules, the EU is now filling this gap with its own protection instrument for European airlines. “Europe will no longer accept predatory competition at the expense of its airlines. In future, the EU […]

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EU and #Qatar reach #Aviation agreement

EU and #Qatar reach #Aviation agreement

| March 5, 2019

The European Commission and the State of Qatar initialled an aviation agreement on 4 March, the first such agreement between the EU and a partner from the Gulf region. The agreement will upgrade the rules and standards for flights between Qatar and the EU, and will set a new global benchmark by committing to strong, […]

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#Brexit – EU to extend ability of UK airlines to provide service in ‘no deal’ scenario

#Brexit – EU to extend ability of UK airlines to provide service in ‘no deal’ scenario

| February 20, 2019

The Romanian presidency has reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on measures to mitigate the severe disruption to air connectivity for passengers and freight between the EU and the United Kingdom in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. The agreement will enable UK-licenced carriers to provide basic air […]

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#IATA worried no-deal #Brexit plans not enough to avoid flight disruption

#IATA worried no-deal #Brexit plans not enough to avoid flight disruption

| January 11, 2019

Measures to allow flights to continue between the European Union and Britain in the event of a disorderly Brexit are unlikely to be enough to avoid some disruptions and cancellations, the head of the world’s leading air transport group warned on Thursday (10 January), writes Alexander Cornwell. Britain is set to leave the EU on […]

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Britain says airports need to do more to tackle #Drones menace

Britain says airports need to do more to tackle #Drones menace

| January 10, 2019

Airport operators need do more to counter the illegal use of drones after flights were disrupted at Heathrow and Gatwick, Prime Minister Theresa May’s de-facto deputy said on Wednesday (9 January), write Andrew MacAskill and Paul Sandle. Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington said the government would consider toughening laws that ban the use of drones […]

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British and EU airlines could see flights grounded in no-deal #Brexit

British and EU airlines could see flights grounded in no-deal #Brexit

| September 26, 2018

British and European Union airlines will automatically lose the right to fly to each other’s territories if Britain leaves the bloc without a divorce deal, the government warned on Monday (24 September), meaning that flights could potentially be grounded, writes Andrew MacAskill. Flying rights to and from and within the European Union, as well as […]

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#HeathrowAirport passport queues reached two-and-a-half hours in July – data

#HeathrowAirport passport queues reached two-and-a-half hours in July – data

| August 14, 2018

Passengers arriving at London’s Heathrow Airport had to queue at passport control for up to two-and-a-half hours in July, official figures showed, sparking further criticism from aviation chiefs about delays caused by Britain’s border regime, writes Sarah Young. The Border Force missed its 45-minute or less target for passport check wait times for 95% of visitors […]

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