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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, @04:10PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 12, @04:10PM (#1212145)

    > never considered something like a long term temporary dramatic downturn in air travel

    The whole industry is based on boom and bust. Literally the whole thing is boom and bust. Plus me likey the boom boom.