European Commission Vice President Siim Kallas said:
"Overall EU passenger rights legislation has been a huge step forwards, providing a "safety net" for passengers, vastly reducing certain commercial practices and raising standards throughout the industry. But there is also after the first six years a wealth of experience gained and areas where we can improve. The next big push will be to step up enforcement"
In the short term, the Commission will take a series of measures to improve pan-European application of the rights – for example, a stronger mandate for the network of National enforcement bodies or guidelines for them interpreting the EU legislation. Later in 2011 the European Commission will launch an impact assessment and a public consultation on the issues which will potentially be included in the future revision.