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EU waives airline slot use rule for summer season

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 27, 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) thanked the European Union for agreeing to suspend the airport slot use rules for the whole summer season.
Rafael Schvartzman
IATA Regional Vice President, Europe   Rafael Schvartzman
“We welcome the decision to suspend the slot use rules until end of October," said Rafael Schvartzman, IATA Regional Vice President, Europe.

Topics: Airline

“And we thank the EU for taking this action.

“The suspension of the 80-20 rule will enable airlines to plan their schedules with maximum flexibility during this time of great uncertainty.

“And it gives airlines and airports the certainty that the routes and network they have invested in will be valid next summer, protecting vital connectivity and preparing the way for recovery.

“We know that many regulators around the world have also suspended the slot use rule for this period.

“We hope that this decision from the EU will encourage any remaining regulators who have not yet done so to align with this important move.

“It’s critical all airlines and airports are able to benefit from the alleviation equally.”