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Airports welcome EC proposal to return to normal slot usage rules

ACI EUROPE has today welcomed the European Commission’s proposal to finally reinstate standard airport slot usage rules for the upcoming Winter 22/23 season. Accordingly, airlines will be required to use airport slots they have been allocated for 80% of the time in order to keep them during the following corresponding season – putting an end […]

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Airports and Airlines call for all intra-EU COVID Travel Restrictions to be dropped as pandemic hits second anniversary milestone

ACI EUROPE (Airports Council International) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for all remaining COVID restrictions applying to intra-EU and Schengen area travel to be dropped, including all testing requirements, the need to present proof of vaccination, or complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF). This includes dropping mask-wearing for travel within or between […]

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Smooth Reopening of External EU Borders Jeopardised by Non-harmonised, Uncoordinated National Measures

Despite agreeing at EU Council level to a scientific-based approach and endorsing their own “white list” recommendation just one week ago, EU States are adopting extremely diverging lists.  As a result, there is very little clarity and significant uncertainty on which citizens can travel where. This has effectively led to a patchwork system of travel restrictions and […]

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ACI and IATA Call for Governments to Bear Costs of Public Health Measures

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have today urged that costs related to public health measures aimed at mitigating the spread of communicable diseases should be borne by governments. The COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the industry and broader economy has halted aviation at global level, leading to multi-billion losses […]

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ACI and IATA Outline Roadmap for Aviation Industry Restart

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have called on governments to ensure any new measures introduced for airports and airlines in the wake of COVID-19 are supported by scientific evidence and are consistent across the world. The aviation sector has been brought to a standstill and a balanced and […]

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ACI: Unprecedented impact of pandemic on European airports

As Europe’s economies have come to a stand-still over the past weeks, so has the European airport network. Restrictions to travel and lockdowns imposed by governments as well as airlines grounding most of their fleet have resulted in passenger traffic at Europe’s airports falling off a cliff. 106 million passengers lost in March alone Passenger […]

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