EasyJet broke ranks with its European legacy counterparts and strongly condemned the move toward a temporary suspension of the EU's so-called "use it or lose it" slot rule, which dictates that carriers must use their slots at an 80% rate or return them to the pool. The European Commission reportedly is preparing a proposal to suspend existing rules on slot allocation following extensive lobbying by the Assn. of European Airlines, of which easyJet is not a member. AEA included the slot ...

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