Air Transport World

Europe's airlines decry delays.

Charging Eurocontrol with "institutionalizing delay," AEA Secretary General Karl-Heinz Neumeister expressed the extreme frustration member airlines faced over worsening ATC delays across Europe this spring.

According to AEA, Eurocontrol had an initial target of accommodating 8% more traffic with a 25% reduction in delays compared with 1998 hut has ended up with a plan calling for a 4.4% increase in traffic with no reduction in delays. In actuality, delays more than doubled in Jan-Feb. …

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