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IATA criticises EU emissions trading decision

IATA criticises EU emissions trading decision

22 December 2011 Airline News

The International Air Transport Association has expressed disappointment at the decision by the European Court of Justice to include aviation in the EU emissions trading scheme from 2012. Announcing its decision yesterday, the court dismissed claims from North American carriers that the scheme was illegal under international law.

EU seeks to boost airport capacity with new measures

EU seeks to boost airport capacity with new measures

The European Commission has announced a package of measures designed to increase capacity airports in Europe, reduce delays and improve the quality of services offered to passengers. The measures address the quality of services passengers and airlines receive on the ground before they take off and after they land, the transparency of decisions on airport noise, as well as the efficiency of the complex network of take-off and landing slots that make up every journey.

European Commission takes on low-cost carriers

European Commission takes on low-cost carriers

12 October 2011 Airline News

Consumers in the European Union are to be offered new protection against Machiavellian low-cost carriers with a ban on ‘pre-ticked’ boxes coming into force. The Europe-wide ban will remove the requirement on consumers to “untick” boxes to avoid extra services when shopping online.

EU poised to shake-up European aviation

EU poised to shake-up European aviation

1 June 2011 Airline News

An extra 28 million passengers a year could take to the skies if European airports were allocated slots more efficiently, a study by the European Union has concluded. The study into the use of Europe’s airspace and major hubs found that more efficient use could add £4.4 billion to the economies of Europe between 2012 and 2015.

EU to ease flight compensation rules

EU to ease flight compensation rules

12 April 2011 Airline News

New European Union proposals could spare airlines from paying customers full compensation when flights are grounded. Siim Kallas, the European Commission vice president, said the EU was poised to change the “denied boarding” regulation 261, which was originally introduced to protect passengers when they were unable to take the flight they had paid for.

European Commission adopts Transport 2050

European Commission adopts Transport 2050

The European Commission has adopted a comprehensive strategy for a competitive transport system which it hopes will increase mobility, remove major barriers in key areas and fuel growth and employment. At the same time, the proposals – entitled Transport 2050 - will reduce Europe’s dependence on imported oil and cut carbon emissions in transport by up to 60 per cent argues the commission.