European Commission VP-Transport Jacques Barrot issued a statement Friday signaling the governing body's "acceptance of secondary trading of airport slots." The buying, selling and trading of airport operating slots among airlines has been seen most recently at London Heathrow, a result of the EU-US open skies agreement, but the EC's stance on the practice had not been clear. "Today we are recognizing for the first time that secondary trading is an acceptable way of allowing slots to be ...

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