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European airports call for overhaul of landing-slot rules to boost airline competition

By Michael Acton
  • 14 Jan 2020 10:21
  • 14 Jan 2020 11:36
The EU's airport association has called for an overhaul of the bloc's slot-allocation rules, which set out the terms of access for airlines to landing slots, saying that the rules create obstacles for new entrants trying to offer flights on popular routes.

An accompanying study for Airports Council International

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Michael Acton

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Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

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