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European Commission extends airline slot waiver until spring next year

The European Commission has announced it will extend a waiver of the 80:20 ‘use it or lose it’ slot allocation rule until March next year. The waiver conditions agreed between airlines, airports and slot coordinators earlier in September will be applied immediately on a voluntary basis, said European commissioner for transport, Adina Valean. The decision […]

European Commission removes Indonesian airlines from blacklist

The European Commission updated the EU Air Safety list on June 14, 2018, removing all airlines from Indonesia. Meanwhile, Eurocontrol deployed a system that automatically detects any banned aircraft entering the European Union airspace. The decision follows safety improvements from the country airlines. Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc declared: “I am particularly glad that after […]

EU updates ‘naughty airlines’ list

The European Commission updated the EU Air Safety List on November 30, 2017. With the latest update one airline, Avior Airlines (Venezuela), is added to the list, while two others – Mustique Airways (St. Vincent and the Grenadines) and Urga (Ukraine) – are removed following safety improvements. “Our objective is to offer the highest level […]

EU fines air cargo carriers €776M for price-fixing cartel

The European Commission has re-adopted a cartel decision against 11 air cargo carriers and imposed a fine totalling €776,465,000 ($836.237 millon) for operating a price–fixing cartel. The Commission’s original decision was annulled by the General Court on procedural grounds. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Millions of businesses depend on air cargo […]