The airport trade body ACI Europe reiterated its support for the European Commission’s current usage thresholds of 50% for airport slots, expressing dismay at “the escalation of industrial and political rhetoric around so-called flights ghosts ”.

A statement from ACI Europe said: “This is, as the European Commission has just reiterated, a much lower threshold than that set by the applicable 80/20 ‘use it or lose it’ principle. normally. It is designed to reflect the uncertainties of a hard hit market and a fragile aviation recovery. “

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