Assn. of European Airlines expressed disappointment that the EU Council of Transport Ministers did not discuss the prolongation of the slot waiver for the . . .winter season and summer 2010 at its recent meeting. In June, the EU approved the waiver of the 80-20 slot utilization rule for the current summer schedule (ATWOnline, June 11), but this "arrangement expires in two weeks. We urgently need it to be extended through the winter. The summer cutbacks have allowed us to eliminate a million ...

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