Tag: airport slots

EU Suspends 80/20 Airport Slot Use Rule until End of October

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Union has taken a bold step to help airlines and mitigate the damage to the airlines created by the coronavirus. The EU has suspended the 80/20 airport slot use rule until the end of the summer season. This move secures airlines with full flexibility in arranging their schedules and allows them to avoid […]

Game of Slots: Why Are Airlines Operating ‘Ghost Flights’?

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of sharp decrease in air travel demand, recently the sky has been full of empty or nearly empty aircraft still operating on their routes. These flights are also referred to as ‘ghost flights’. What do you know about this phenomenon? As the name ‘ghost flight’ suggests itself, these are the flights without passengers […]

Virgin Atlantic Eyes up 80 New Heathrow Slots

Reading Time: 2 minutes Virgin Atlantic (Virgin) announced Wednesday, September 18, that it wants to add 80 new routes and 84 destinations to its current network once the third London Heathrow runway is completed, a major increase to its current 19 destinations. While the runway is not scheduled for completion until 2026, for Virgin to acquire the necessary additional […]

UK Court Restores Monarch Slots to Administrators

Reading Time: 2 minutes The administrators of insolvent UK leisure carrier Monarch Airlines have won their legal appeal to keep possession of some of the airport slots previously held by the carrier. The ruling by the UK Court of Appeal in London overturns a lower court’s ruling earlier this month that Monarch’s slots should be returned to the slots […]