Council of the European Union formally adopted the regulation allowing the suspension of the "use it or lose it" rule governing slots at EU airports for the current IATA summer schedule at its meeting in Luxembourg this week. "This temporary measure will help airlines cut costs by allowing them to cut capacity more easily at busy airports, knowing that their slots will be safeguarded for the next summer season 2010," it said in a statement (ATWOnline, May 11). Similar measures were adopted ...

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