Legislation


Flybe Pushes For Tax Reform

UK REGIONAL carrier Flybe has called on the UK Government to reform the controversial Air Passenger Duty (APD) – under current rules, passengers flying domestically … More ››

São Paulo Work Halted

A FEDERAL Court Judge in Brazil has ordered work on São Paulo Guarulhos Airport’s new terminal to be stopped.  He said that the state airport … More ››

BAA to sell Edinburgh Airport

AIRPORT OPERATOR BAA has announced that following the UK Competition Commission’s decision requiring BAA to sell either Edinburgh or Glasgow airport, it has decided to … More ››

Agreement between Chongqing and Liege Airports

ON OCTOBER 25, 2011, Liege Airport, Belgium and the Chongqing Airport Group, China, announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to … More ››

BA Urges Government to act on Airport Capacity

BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA) has called on the Government to address urgently the lack of new hub airport capacity in the Southeast of England. Responding to … More ››

No New UK Runways Until 2050?

A NEW report published by the UK Government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has set out several options for reducing the carbon footprint of aviation, one … More ››

APD: It’s here to stay

Airports and airlines feel the effects of Air Passenger Duty charges, and things are not going to get any better, as Roy Allen explains. Looking … More ››

New US ‘Passenger Protections’

US DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DOT) regulations aimed at providing protection’ for airline passengers came into effect in August.  They boost compensation for involuntarily ‘bumped’ passengers … More ››

Ireland Retains Air Travel Tax

THE IRISH Government has announced that it will retain the €3 air travel tax in a bid to stimulate the country’s economy and tourism.  The … More ››

Boeing Lends a Hand

US-BASED aerospace company Boeing has signed a memorandum of understanding to assist leading Russian airports to increase efficiency and capacity.  The agreement, signed at the … More ››