Airports Council International-Europe said it "regrets" the European Parliament's adoption of the proposal suspending the use-it-or-lose-it rule for airport slots for the summer 2009 season, while the EC confirmed that it has no plan in place to maintain the suspension during the winter. ACI argued last week that the decision will result in an inefficient use of scarce capacity at congested airports, cause late cancellations of air services (particularly on regional routes) and create an ...

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