Airport Coordination Ltd., which administers slot allocation at 16 airports in the UK and EU including London Heathrow, said the EU-US open skies agreement will not necessarily open up new opportunities for airlines at crowded LHR, where incumbent carriers will have "grandfather rights" to 97% of available slots when the new accord eliminates Bermuda II limits on March 30, 2008. ACL recently issued a briefing noting that "Heathrow slots are highly scarce and demand far outstrips supply." ACL ...

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