Aviation bodies seek airport slots waiver until October 2021
Global leading aviation bodies led by IATA are pushing to suspend airport slot access rules until October 2021.
The draft proposal to be issued jointly by IATA, airports body ACI and slot coordinators, calls on regulators to extend the current waiver of rules requiring airlines to use 80 per cent of their take-off and landing windows or else cede some to rivals.
Slot rules and their suspension have big ramifications for airline competition and market access for low-cost carriers, which were making ever deeper inroads before the pandemic.
The current waiver expires on Mar 31.