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EU must change from a kerosene tax paradise to a global pioneer for climate action say #Greens

EU must change from a kerosene tax paradise to a global pioneer for climate action say #Greens

| May 14, 2019

The non-governmental organization Transport and Environment has published a study, kept secret by the European Commission, on the consequences of a kerosene tax on aviation. In its study, the European Commission comes to the conclusion that an EU kerosene tax would reduce the CO2 emissions of European aviation by 11% without negative effects on the economy. […]

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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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#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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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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#Boeing and #Ryanair announce order for 25 737 MAX 8s

#Boeing and #Ryanair announce order for 25 737 MAX 8s

| April 24, 2018

Boeing and Ryanair today (24 April) announced they finalized an order for 25 additional high-capacity 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The $3 billion order, at current list prices, was previously listed as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.  “We are pleased to announce the exercise of 25 Boeing 737 ‘Gamechanger’ options, bringing our firm order […]

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#AirPassengerTransport in EU: Record number of air passengers carried at almost 1 billion in 2016

#AirPassengerTransport in EU: Record number of air passengers carried at almost 1 billion in 2016

| October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2016, 972.7 million passengers travelled by air in the European Union (EU), up by 5.9% compared with 2015 and by 29.1% compared with 2009. Over this period, air passenger transport has steadily risen in the EU. Full text available on EUROSTAT website

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