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EU announces measures to help coronavirus-hit airlines, businesses

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 11, 2020 13:21

The European Commission yesterday unveiled a series of measures aimed at alleviating the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on business and in particular on the aviation industry. Speaking after a meeting of EU Commissioners, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the European executive proposed to temporarily drop the rule that airlines operate 80 percent of scheduled services to retain landing slots. Industry pressure was mounting on European authorities to waive the rule requiring airlines to run 80 percent of scheduled services or else forfeit unused take-off and landing slots, amid concern it is inducing some carriers to run empty ‘ghost flights’.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 11, 2020 13:21