Airport package - Vote on Common rules for the allocation of slots at European Union airports:
- extracts from the vote
- statement by Giommaria UGGIAS (ALDE, IT), rapporteur
EP Committee on Transport and Tourism
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 06/11/2012 First transmission: 06/11/2012
The transport committee voted today on three pieces of airport legislation regarding noise, ground handling and slots to increase efficiency, capacity and competitiveness at the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels.
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||Exterior shot of the EP, Brussels
||Start of the vote on the report by Giommaria UGGIAS (ALDE, IT) on the common rules for the allocation of slots at European Union airports. Transport and Tourism Committee Chair Brian SIMPSON (S&D, UK) opens the vote (2 shots).
||Giommaria UGGIAS (ALDE, IT), Rapporteur, voting.
||Final vote results, the report and the legislative resolution are adopted by 39 votes in favour and 5 votes against (4 shots). End of vote.
||SOUNDBITE (Italian) Giommaria UGGIAS (ALDE, IT), Rapporteur, on the main characteristics of the new legislative proposal: first, the opening of the secondary market as regards slots, so the common practice of negotiating slots for money compensation to the airports will become legal. This is being carried openly in England, and in some other countries is also done under covered. So this practice will become legal. This could lead to speculation, so a series of measures are foreseen for the utilisation of the slots in order to avoid speculation. The second important characteristic of this dossier is the transparency being included in the slots management, so a series of formalities will need to be fulfilled by the management team of the slots allocations and at the end of the year a report of activities will be presented.
||SOUNDBITE (Italian) Giommaria UGGIAS (ALDE, IT), Rapporteur, as regards the situation of some very congested airports, those almost at the limits of saturation, a solution would require investment and the creation of new landing facilities, but there is no money for it. The report was foreseeing the possibility of new investments being made with the profits from the new slots legislation, but the Committee has not tackled consensus on this, so the matter will be reconsidered in the future revision of the legislation.