The European Parliament accepted the European Commission's proposal to suspend the "use it or lose it" slot rule at EU airports during the current summer schedule. The move had been sought by the Assn. of European Airlines on behalf of its members (ATWOnline, March 16), who worried that flight reductions during the current downturn could endanger their slot holdings. AEA "applauded" the decision. "Having to permanently give up a slot is an extreme option which the airlines will avoid if they ...

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