Tag: European Commission

Ryanair Repeats Call On European Commission To Protect Overflights During French Air Traffic Control Strikes

Following yesterday’s (14 Feb) confirmation that French Air Traffic Control (ATC) will strike again tomorrow (Thurs, 16 Feb) for the 5th time this year (almost 1 per week), Ryanair is once again calling on the EU Commission under President, Ursula von der Leyen, to step up and take immediate actio...

Commission opens in-depth investigation into Hungarian support measures to Malév Ground Handling

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether various financing measures totalling approximately €21 million granted by Hungarian State-owned entities to Malév Ground Handling (“Malév GH”) constitute State aid and whether they comply with EU rules for aid to...

European Commission approves acquisition of Gatwick by Vinci Airports

The European Commission (EC) has reportedly rubber-stamped the Vinci Airports bid to acquire a mjaority control of London Gatwick Airport. The French airport operator bought a 50.01 per cent stake of Gatwick for $3.9 billion late last year in a move announced by the airport's owner - the US-based...

ACI EUROPE president discusses Brexit, airport capacity and investments

ACI EUROPE provided feedback at its annual New Year Reception in the European Parliament last night, on future challenges within the airport industry. Dr Michael Kerkloh, president of ACI EUROPE and chief executive officer of Munich Airport, spoke about the potential impact of Brexit and the need f...

Post-Brexit: IATA shares concerns for airlines and passengers

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced they do not know the full extent of effects that could come after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. Although most passenger flights will go ahead—despite the decision of UK Members of Parliament to reject the UK-EU Brexi...

ACI Europe warns airlines to come to terms with ‘user pays’ principle

The European Commission’s stakeholder conference on sustainable transport infrastructure charging took place today in Brussels, with a focus on the implementation of the ‘user pays’ principle. This principle has underpinned EU policy on transport financing & pricing for the past 20 year...

European Commission omits airlines from Indonesia from safety list

The European Commission has removed all airlines from Indonesia on the EU Air Safety List following improvements to the airline's in terms of safety. The list includes airlines that do meet international safety standards and therefore are not permitted to operate in the European Union. All car...

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