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Elevating the airport charges debate above the usual airline rhetoric

Elevating the airport charges debate above the usual airline rhetoric

Last year was a busy, tumultuous one in European aeropolitical affairs. The European Commission opened a consultation in advance of developing its Aviation Strategy and then refined and released the final result in December. Then at the end of January this year – nearly 2 months after the launch of the strategy, a new airline association presented itself, made some sensationalist accusations about airport charges and called for more airport regulation. ACI EUROPE’s Economics Manager Donagh Cagney reports on what happened next.

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Airport Charges back on the agenda. Again.

Airport Charges back on the agenda. Again.

Some big name airlines have been heavily campaigning for more regulation of airport charges and as the European Commission (the EC) is working hard to finalise its forthcoming new ‘Aviation Package’ it looks increasingly likely that airport charges is going to be one of the policy issues which will be addressed by the Package, in some shape or form. Donagh Cagney, Economics Manager at ACI EUROPE, reports.