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EU Extends Airport Slot Rule Waiver Through Winter

By Dave Simpson
EU Extends Airport Slot Rule Waiver Through Winter

European Union countries on Wednesday 12 October agreed to extend a waiver on slot-use requirements at the bloc's airports until the end of the winter season, although it tightened the rules.

Due To Expire

Airlines normally have to use 80% of their allocated airport slots to avoid losing them to rivals and a cut to 64% implemented during the pandemic was due to expire at the end of this month.


EU member states have agreed a 75% requirement to run until March 25 2023 as airlines deal with the knock-on effects of Russia's war in Ukraine while still recovering from the pandemic.

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