Simple Flying - Emily Derrick
Wizz Air CEO Jozsef Varadi has condemned Air France CEO’s comments about the use-it-or-lose-it slot rules. Ben Smith of Air France stated that the suspension of slots rules should continue while airlines recover. However, Varadi has said it’s time for the rule to return. Some airlines are pushing to have the rule suspended until the end of this year.
With the global downturn, the suspension of this crucial rule meant airlines could operate flights when possible rather than operating empty aircraft. Suspending the rule certainly made sense at the time. However, there is now disagreement about when the rule should be reinstated.