European Commission yesterday adopted a proposal for an amendment to its slots regulation that would see a temporary freeze of the "80-20 rule" during the March 29-Oct. 24 summer schedule. The rule requires airlines to use their slots at an 80% rate or return them to the pool. The new measure will apply for only one season. "However, depending on how serious the situation appears as the 2009-2010 winter season approaches, the Commission may decide, on the basis of a thorough impact study, to ...

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