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Sep 10, 2007

Chile and India have signed a bilateral agreement establishing an open skies policy for air cargo and liberalizing passenger transport services, Chile's Civil Aeronautic Council (JAC) said on Monday. The two countries previously had a more limited agreement, but the new treaty grants cargo transport "unlimited numbers of these services from and to Chile or India, using any type of aircraft and with full traffic rights to, from, or via any intermediary," the government said in a statement. The statement said rights to cabotage -- the transport of cargo between two points within a country by a foreign carrier -- were excluded. Governments of Chile and India said the agreement would also help to increase air passenger traffic between the two countries. The Chilean government said trade between Chile and India has increased six times in the last five years. Sep 4, 2007

EU climate group recommends tighter controls on aviation. Environmental group Friends of the Earth has commissioned a report that recommends more taxes on the aviation industry as a way to encourage fuel efficiency and cut carbon emissions. Suggestions include a fuel tax and a value-added tax on passenger tickets. Sep 4, 2007

Travel to and from China, the world's fourth-largest economy, is expected to continue climbing alongside...

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