SLOTS REFORM PAPER SIGNALS EU ACCEPTANCE OF SECONDARY TRADING

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE EUROPEAN Commission has welcomed the secondary trading of previously-allocated European Union (EU) airport slots amongst civil airlines. In a policy paper (Communication) on the EU slot allocation regulation, Brussels noted the success of secondary trading in London "where it has allowed a range of airlines to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the EU-US aviation agreement and to create new levels of competition." EU transport Commissioner Jacques Barrot said: "We need to make sure that slots are used ...


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