29 June 2008
The Bush Administration in the United States, amongst others, has been opposed to the proposed measure.
On the same day there was also a press release NEW from the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications.
Brazil is one of an increasingly small number of major markets that the USA has not been able to gain agreement to "open skies" arrangements. Other notable ones are Japan and China.
26 June 2008
25 June 2008
An extension of the second runway at Narita airport is planned to provide for increased capacity at Tokyo's main international airport from 2010.
20 June 2008
The previous appearance by Air New Zealand before the Committee was on 8 December 2004. The related report also includes a full transcript.
19 June 2008
- Repeal the limit on foreign ownership.
- Admit ... anti trust laws don't have all the answers.
16 June 2008
"In addition, the Council of Ministers conferred a mandate to open negotiations with Australia and New Zealand on the conclusion of comprehensive agreements on air traffic, aiming at closer cooperation between the Community and these two countries. The mandate conferred today includes, for the first time in history, a stronger commitment by this sector to environmental issues; it also enhances cooperation between the EU and the third countries in the area of greenhouse gas emissions."
10 June 2008
07 June 2008
USA Today has published an interactive graphic showing changes in airline seat capacity since October 2007 projecting forward to October 2008 on a states-by-state and airport-by-airport basis. The newspaper is keeping the graphic updated.
The sources for the data is OAG.
05 June 2008
This will be the 91st such relationship for the United States.
As the three-day 25th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Senior Transport Officials Meeting (STOM) reached its conclusion in Lapulapu City, Cebu, on 29 May 2008 the Philippine Information Agency announced that ASEAN senior transport officials had agreed to recommend signing the ASEAN Multilateral Agreement on the Full Liberalization of Air Freight Services and Air Services.
The senior transport officials among the 10-member ASEAN nations will endorse the signing of the ASEAN multilateral agreement to the ASEAN transport leaders who will be meeting during the 14th ASEAN Transport Ministers (ATM) Meeting in November 2008 in Manila in time for the implementation of the regional integrated air transport services by December 2008.
The reported aim is to have a single aviation market for ASEAN by 2015.
Like many airlines, Fiji-based Air Pacific will be suffering from the impact of the rocketing price of oil and will be affected by the Boeing B787 delays (the airline has five on order), but the airline also has had other challenges.
On 26 May 2008 the Fiji government responded to criticism from the Association of South Pacific Airlines relating to the review by the Task Force.
The Task Force held its first meeting on 3 June 2008 and will be calling for public submissions.