Airlines in the EU will be allowed to buy and sell slots under clear and transparent conditions across the 27 member states under legislation proposed by the European Commission (EC). If approved, the new rules would end legal uncertainty on secondary slot trading and a patchwork of different practices across the bloc. Secondary trading exists in the UK, but it is banned in Spain. The new slot rules are part of the EC’s long-awaited and much-discussed airport package, which aims to ...

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