From 26 July this year, EU airports will become responsible for providing assistance to passengers with reduced mobility (PRMs). This assistance must be provided to PRMs departing, arriving and transiting at EU airports. Efficient implementation of the new Regulation requires the creation of smooth communication channels for the transmission of PRM information from airlines/tour operators/travel agents to airports. As such, a PRM Notification Tool was approved at the IATA Reservation Committee on 10 October 2007 and has become an IATA Recommended Practice Document. Ross Falconer reports.
The European Commission Conference ‘Towards a More Performing European Aviation System’ took place in Brussels on 22 January. Relevant stakeholders engaged in frank and open dialogue on the significant challenges facing the European air transport sector, covering areas including capacity, safety, security, efficiency and the environment. Ross Falconer reports.