Airlines forced to fly more for landing slots

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022 0

Airlines will have to operate more flights this summer to keep valuable take-off and landing slots at the UK’s main airports. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced they must fly at least 70% of the time to keep them from March 27. That is an increase from the current level of 50%

It will ‘balance the needs’ of the aviation industry, Shapps said. “Leaving the EU has allowed us to take back control of our airport slots rules, giving us greater flexibility,” he said.

IATA slammed the decision, fearing airlines would have to fly more loss-making ‘ghost flights.’

 

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