Air Transport World

European regional airports.(Regional News)(Brief Article)

European regional airports launched the European Forum of Regional Airports to secure their competitive position in attracting low-cost carriers. The Forum is worried that the European Commission might be drafting guidelines based on its Charleroi decision on incentives that public airports can grant to airlines in order to attract passengers that could undermine the "hugely successful partnership" between regional airports and low-fare airlines following the deregulation of the air transport industry.

Such guidelines "would place publicly owned airports at a serious competitive disadvantage vis-a-vis our private counterparts. …

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