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Europe Moves Towards Greener Skies, With SES Regulation

EU Transport Ministers agree to update blocked SES regulation from 2013. This could make the skies over Europe more efficient, and reduce aviation’s environmental footprint. During 3734th Council meeting on Transport, Telecommunications and Energy, this week EU Ministers acknowledged the …

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The Row Over Airport Charges Intensifies: ACI-EU and A4E at Odds on “Tills”

The debate between A4E and ACI-Europe intensified this week as ACI-Europe released a new study tackling claims made by A4E that airport charges are excessive.

Speaking with A4E’s Managing Director, Thomas Reynaert, during the IATA Annual General Meeting last week, he explained the association’s complaints on charges at Europe’s airports, saying:

“We believe that there are still too many instances within the EU where airports are in a monopolistic or quasi-monopolistic situation. Where we are not being allowed..there’s no possibility to have decent commercial negotiations with the airports.”

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SAS Debating Membership in A4E, Says Gustafson

During the IATA Ops Conference in Copenhagen, Flight Chic asked SAS CEO Rickard Gustafson whether the airline would consider joining the newly founded A4E airline association which has recently added Norwegian and Finnair among its members, and in which SAS partner Lufthansa is already an active member.