Passenger Terminal Today - Hazel King

The UK government has laid regulations before Parliament today (January 24) that will extend the airport slots rules alleviation for the upcoming summer season, supporting the aviation industry as demand for international travel returns.

Airlines will need to use their slots 70% of the time to keep them but will also benefit from added flexibility over when they are justified not to use them, for example where a market is substantively closed. If this alleviation weren’t provided, the usage threshold would default back to 80:20 with no additional flexibility on justified non-use, increasing the risk of ghost flights, according to the government.

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