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A step forward in Alitalia sale process

Alitalia is a leading Italian airline that has faced financial difficulties and related restructuring projects over the years. In May 2017 the Ministry for Economic Development, on Alitalia’s application, resolved to open the special insolvency procedure (‘extraordinary administration’) pursuant to Law 39/2004 (for further details please see “Alitalia recovery plan takes flight“). The procedure is […]

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Italian antitrust procedure in respect of airlines’ new hand baggage policy

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Recent developments in aircraft repossession

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Supreme Court orders Iberia to cease using abusive terms and conditions

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Costa Rica – Proposal for Non-aeronautical service fees in the Juan Santamaria International Airport

Public Consultation. The Civil Aviation Technical Council (CTAC) has submitted for public consultation the Non-aeronautical service fees in the Juan Santamaria International Airport. This proposal aims to adjust the amounts collected by AERIS and CTAC based on inflation of services such as security, airfield, airline’s offices, among others.  Additionally, there is a new amount to […]

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Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 on Common Rules in the Field of Civil Aviation – A Focus on Unmanned Aircraft

The subject regulation (entered into force on 11 Sept. 2018) can be considered as a further step ahead in view of the provision of a widely expected European regulation in respect of drones. Recital 26 of the newly issued regulation indeed states: “Since unmanned aircraft also operate within the airspace alongside manned aircraft, this Regulation […]

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Rome Fiumicino Airport Awarded at the 2018 Airport Council International (ACI) Annual Meeting

Rome Fiumicino Airport has been recently awarded two prestigious international awards, namely “Best Airport Award 2018” and “Airport Service Quality Award” on the occasion of the 2018 Airport Council International (ACI) Annual Meeting in Brussels. The awards have been assigned by a pool of experts comprising of representatives from the European Commission, the European Civil […]

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Ryanair Dealing With Cabin Crew Strikes Across Europe

A further broad strike action against Ryanair has been recently announced by the secretary of the Belgian labour unions CNE. The strike is scheduled for the 28th of September 2018 and should involve the cabin crew employees of the airline in Italy, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and possibly also Germany. According to the media […]

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Costa Rican Congress approves merger of Banco de Costa Rica and Bancredito

The Congress approved unanimously the Bill N° 20366 that authorized the merger of Banco de Costa Rica with Banco de Credito Agrícola (Bancredito). Banco de Costa Rica Will prevail and mantain all conditions included in the Agreement executed with the airlines, for the collection of the departure tax and the baggage inspection fee. For more […]

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Proposal to Accede to the Montreal Convention 1999

This Client Briefing is prepared in connection with a proposal tabled by the Government of Nepal (“GON”) at the Parliament on August 8, 2018 to accede to the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air 1999 (“Montreal Convention”). The proposal was tabled after it received approval from the Council of […]

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