Tag: European Commission

President of EU Commission extends olive branch to Italy
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President of EU Commission extends olive branch to Italy

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- April 4, 2020

The President of the European Commission (EU) Ursula von der Leyen called for a common response against the COVID-19 coronavirus ... Read More

EU-wide ‘non-essential travel’ ban proposed
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EU-wide ‘non-essential travel’ ban proposed

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020

European Commission chief proposed ban on all 'non-essential' travel to the European Union for an “initial period” of 30 days. ... Read More

European Union sends millions to Uganda and South Sudan to fight Ebola while tourism remains safe
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European Union sends millions to Uganda and South Sudan to fight Ebola while tourism remains safe

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019

Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic are on high alert and are dealing with a developing crisis. Uganda ... Read More

Far-reaching effects: New EU aviation fuel tax will send airfares soaring
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Far-reaching effects: New EU aviation fuel tax will send airfares soaring

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019

The European Commission is considering aviation fuel tax that is supposed to reduce carbon emissions by 11 percent and have ... Read More

European Commission assesses Hyperloop regulatory needs
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European Commission assesses Hyperloop regulatory needs

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 24, 2019

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced today the presentation of the first finalized generic guideline for design, operation, and certification for Hyperloop ... Read More

Alitalia Airline rescue: All-out negotiations with Benettons
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Alitalia Airline rescue: All-out negotiations with Benettons

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 14, 2019

The plight of Alitalia Airline continues just as expected with negotiations for Alitalia by the Benetton Group ongoing, despite the ... Read More

Qatar Airways: Investment in Air Italy fully compliant with US-Qatar Open Skies Agreement
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Qatar Airways: Investment in Air Italy fully compliant with US-Qatar Open Skies Agreement

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019

Following recent false accusations relating to Qatar Airways’ shareholding in Air Italy, such baseless statements and consistent inaccuracies need addressing ... Read More

EU and Airbus cite US for inaction that could cost billions
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EU and Airbus cite US for inaction that could cost billions

editor editor- March 28, 2019

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has rejected every single United States argument whereas it has taken all EU ... Read More

For three days, Madrid was the capital of global air traffic management
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For three days, Madrid was the capital of global air traffic management

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 15, 2019

The seventh annual World ATM Congress, held at Feria de Madrid, concluded on Thursday, 14 March. The world's largest air ... Read More

European policymakers praise Qatar Airways all-female flight
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European policymakers praise Qatar Airways all-female flight

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 12, 2019

Qatar Airways celebrated a landmark flight on Sunday 10 March as its scheduled service from Brussels to Doha was operated ... Read More

Global DMC Network by JTB Group DMC Travelife Partner status
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Global DMC Network by JTB Group DMC Travelife Partner status

editor editor- March 8, 2019

JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc. (JTBGMT), member of the Global DMC Network by JTB Group, received the Travelife Partner ... Read More

Airline pilots and crew enduring high levels of fatigue
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Airline pilots and crew enduring high levels of fatigue

editor editor- March 6, 2019

A new study based on real-life operations of 24 airlines and carried out on behalf of the EU Commission and ... Read More

European Union and Qatar finally signed a Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement (CATA)
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European Union and Qatar finally signed a Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement (CATA)

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2019

The European Commission and the State of Qatar initialed today an aviation agreement, the first such agreement between the EU ... Read More

European Commission: Critical flaws in airline employment practices
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European Commission: Critical flaws in airline employment practices

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 1, 2019

A long-awaited wake-up call to EU Member States and an Expert Group are the two essential elements of the EU ... Read More

European Parliament and Commission urged to move towards integrated European tourism policy
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European Parliament and Commission urged to move towards integrated European tourism policy

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2019

The European Tourism Manifesto for Growth and Jobs and the World Travel & Tourism Council have today declared the urgent ... Read More

“Doha Declaration” calls for review of existing aviation regulatory framework
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“Doha Declaration” calls for review of existing aviation regulatory framework

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, has welcomed the publication of the “Doha Declaration”, a ... Read More

EU warns diplomats: Brussels flooded with Russian and Chinese spies
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EU warns diplomats: Brussels flooded with Russian and Chinese spies

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 9, 2019

Western diplomats in Brussels must watch where they go for meals and pastimes because the city is crawling with hundreds ... Read More

Qatar Airways GCEO delivers keynote address at CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit
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Qatar Airways GCEO delivers keynote address at CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019

The first day of the CAPA Qatar Aviation, Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit kicked off on Tuesday 5 February at the ... Read More

Airlines from 28 EU states and Qatar now have unlimited access to their respective territories
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Airlines from 28 EU states and Qatar now have unlimited access to their respective territories

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019

Today, European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, Mrs. Violeta Bulc, announced that the European Union and the State of Qatar ... Read More

IATA’s chief speaks at CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory Affairs Summit in Doha
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IATA’s chief speaks at CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory Affairs Summit in Doha

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019

Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO addressed the CAPA Aeropolitical and Regulatory Affairs Summit in Doha, Qatar today: ... Read More

EU: ‘Golden visas’ bring corruption and money laundering in their wake
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EU: ‘Golden visas’ bring corruption and money laundering in their wake

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2019

The European Union is set to urge member states on Wednesday to crack down on schemes to grant “golden visas” ... Read More

Spanish tourism: Brits’ post-Brexit holiday plans unaffected so far
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Spanish tourism: Brits’ post-Brexit holiday plans unaffected so far

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 17, 2019

The Spanish Institute of Statistics (INE) released latest figures yesterday, revealing that Spain welcomed a record-breaking 82.6 million tourists in ... Read More

IATA Pay: Latest trend in paying for airline tickets?
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IATA Pay: Latest trend in paying for airline tickets?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 8, 2019

IATA Pay is an industry-supported initiative to develop a new payment option for consumers when purchasing a ticket directly from ... Read More

European Commission tells Italy, Cyprus and Greece: Unblock congestion in airspace
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European Commission tells Italy, Cyprus and Greece: Unblock congestion in airspace

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- October 30, 2013

The European Commission has requested Italy, Cyprus and Greece to urgently clarify the measures taken to establish Functional Airspace Blocks ... Read More

Delta Air-Virgin Atlantic deal approved by European Commission
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Delta Air-Virgin Atlantic deal approved by European Commission

editor editor- June 22, 2013

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Commission on Thursday approved the purchase by Delta Airlines of Singapore Airlines' 49 percent stake ... Read More

IATA disappointed with EC’s proposed revisions to its passenger rights legislation
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IATA disappointed with EC’s proposed revisions to its passenger rights legislation

editor editor- March 14, 2013

GENEVA, Switzerland – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reacted with disappointment to the European Commission’s proposed revisions to its ... Read More

IATA reacts cautiously to EU Airports Package
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IATA reacts cautiously to EU Airports Package

editor editor- December 3, 2011

GENEVA, Switzerland - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reacted cautiously to today’s publication of the European Commission’s Airport Package ... Read More

UK work secretary: Answer to “benefit tourism” would be “No. No. No.”
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UK work secretary: Answer to “benefit tourism” would be “No. No. No.”

editor editor- October 4, 2011

Iain Duncan Smith has promised to fight demands from Brussels to "open our doors to benefit tourists". Read More

EU threatens to sue UK over “benefit tourists”
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EU threatens to sue UK over “benefit tourists”

editor editor- September 30, 2011

The European Commission has threatened to take legal action against Britain if ministers do not water down rules limiting foreigners’ ... Read More

Greek airline merger blocked by European Commission
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Greek airline merger blocked by European Commission

editor editor- January 27, 2011

BRUSSELS - European Commission blocked a merger between Greece's biggest carriers, Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines on Wednesday, saying it ... Read More

Impressive tourism recovery in Europe
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Impressive tourism recovery in Europe

editor editor- November 21, 2010

European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani has welcomed recent data on the impressive recovery of Europe's tourism industry as a ... Read More

Olympic Airlines can keep state money says EU
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Olympic Airlines can keep state money says EU

editor editor- September 14, 2010

Olympic Airlines SA won’t have to repay about 131.5 million euros ($168.4 million) to Greece after it partly won a ... Read More

EU threatens KLM with legal action
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EU threatens KLM with legal action

editor editor- August 17, 2010

AMSTERDAM—The European Commission said Monday that Air France-KLM's Dutch KLM unit should fully compensate passengers for delays and cancellations caused ... Read More