Extracts from the press briefing by Antonio Tajani on the decisions of the EC concerning the European aviation sector
The European Commission has on 10 March 2009 adopted a proposal for an amendment to the slots regulation, which it is submitting to the European Parliament and the Council for urgent adoption. This temporary measure would allow airlines to keep their rights over slots. Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Transport, gave a press briefing at the Parliament in Strasbourg. On slots, he asked for the 2010 season, that national coordinators should accept that the airlines would have the same slots than during the summer season 2009. On Alitalia and Olympic Airways airlines, he welcomed their privatization.