BRUSSELS (1) – European lawmakers overwhelmingly agreed on Thursday to droop until Oct. 24 a rule requiring airways to make use of a minimal of 80% of their flight slots to keep up them the subsequent 12 months with a view to ease an commerce catastrophe unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Following a deal reached remaining week by envoys of the EU’s 27 member states, the European Parliament voted in its first-ever distant session in Brussels to droop the EU slots rule until the summer season season season ends in late October as European flights fell 60% this week with a quantity of foremost airways pressured to flooring their fleets.
The ultimate time the EU waived the airport slots rule was in 2009 consequently of of the financial catastrophe. EU governments will nonetheless should approve the final word settlement nonetheless that is seen as a formality.
Reporting by Marine Strauss and Philip Blenkinsop
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