Published on 28-04-10
In the aftermath of the volcanic ash cloud crisis the European Commission
has once again stressed the importance of EU passengers' rights and their
uniform enforcement across Europe. Speaking to journalists Siim Kallas,
Vice-president and Commissioner for transport, said the Commission will work
actively to ensure that no airline company gets a competitive advantage by not
honouring their legal obligations under the rules.
The Commission also discussed a set of support measures that can help
airlines to offset losses. They range from the opportunity to keep slots,
unused during the crisis period, to forms of state aid. However, the key
element is to have a level playing field for everybody.