Aeropolitics en Italy investigates Ryanair’s new hand-baggage policy <div class="node-body article-body">Ryanair said it would cooperate with Italy’s competition authority, which is investigating the Irish LCC’s new hand baggage policy on the grounds that, as hand-baggage is usually considered an essential part of travel, it could make it harder for consumers to transparently compare prices. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulation Daily News Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:03:00 +0000 294261 at Ryanair US House and Senate committees agree to reauthorize FAA through 2023 <div class="node-body article-body">US House and Senate Committee leaders have reached a final agreement on multi-year legislation to reauthorize the FAA, capping a three-year battle between Republicans and Democrats that many industry observers expected would culminate in another short-term extension for the agency. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Affairs Daily News ATW Plus Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:25:00 +0000 294251 at FAA/Facebook Delta to open biometric terminal at ATL for international passengers <div class="node-body article-body">Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines plans to offer a full biometric airport throughput to travelers on direct international flights from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s (ATL) Terminal F, beginning late 2018. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security Daily News Airports & Routes Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:35:00 +0000 294051 at US House could vote next week on compromise FAA bill <div class="node-body article-body">A compromise bill to reauthorize the FAA could be taken up by the US House as early as next week, according to a staffer on the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee, who added that negotiations are on track and members remain optimistic about the prospects of passing the legislation before the fast-approaching Sept. 30 deadline.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Affairs Daily News Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:28:00 +0000 294041 at Central American aviation leaders urge unity <div class="node-body article-body">Central American commercial aviation leaders pledged renewed cooperation to resolve myriad issues of government regulation, excessive airport and passenger fees and infrastructure inadequacies at the Aviation Day Central America conference in San Jose, Costa Rica Sept. 19. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Daily News ATW On-Location Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:57:00 +0000 293921 at Nigeria suspends plans to establish new national airline <div class="node-body article-body">Nigeria has given up on plans to establish a new national carrier.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Airlines Daily News Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:09:00 +0000 293891 at Parker: Proposal to regulate change fees ‘really bad for consumers’ <div class="node-body article-body">American Airlines chairman and CEO Doug Parker said customers may no longer be able to change their nonrefundable tickets if the US Congress passes a provision in the Senate’s bill to reauthorize the FAA that would regulate how airlines charge the fees, calling the proposal “really bad for consumers.” </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulation Daily News Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:59:00 +0000 293821 at Coalition urges US lawmakers to abandon flag of convenience provision <div class="node-body article-body">A coalition of airlines, airports and manufacturers wrote a letter to US lawmakers urging them to ditch a provision in the bill to reauthorize the FAA that would target so-called “flag of convenience” carriers, warning it would “undermine the basis for the Open Skies Agreements” that underpin the global aviation system. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Affairs Open Skies Daily News Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:36:00 +0000 293711 at Excessive regulation could restrict competition, US airline execs say <div class="node-body article-body">CEOs from four major US passenger and freight carriers advocated for a light regulatory touch on matters of economics and innovation, saying heavy-handed regulation could reduce the competitiveness of US airlines. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulation Daily News ATW Plus Mon, 17 Sep 2018 19:30:00 +0000 293611 at <p>From left: UPS COO Jim Barber, Atlas Air CEO William Flynn, United CEO Oscar Munoz and Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden.</p> A4A US Treasury sanctions Thai firm with links to Iran’s Mahan Air <div class="node-body article-body">The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control on Sept. 14 announced new sanctions targeting a Thai aviation firm accused of working with Iran’s Mahan Air, an airline previously designated for its role in ferrying fighters and weapons into Syria.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security Daily News Fri, 14 Sep 2018 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