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posted by martyb on Tuesday January 11, @07:32PM   Printer-friendly
from the use-it-or-lose-it dept.

Report: Lufthansa Group Confirmed That 18,000 Flights Had Been Flown Empty To Keep Airport Slots - Airlive:

[...] Under these "use it or lose it" regulations, prior to the pandemic carriers had to utilise at least 80pc of their scheduled take-off and landing slots.

This was revised to 50pc as coronavirus saw travel become increasingly difficult – but airlines are still struggling to hit this target.

As a result of Lufthansa Group's latest figures, the Belgian federal government has written to the European Commission, calling for a change to the rules on maintaining slots.


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 12, @11:45AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 12, @11:45AM (#1212071)

    And it only took vaccinating over 80% of the population to break even. That means the unvaccinated are five times more likely to become infected than vaccinated, which we knew.