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Latest update 18 September 2019

Overview

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Update

Latest update 18/09/2019: An analysis carried out in 2010-11 on the functioning of the Slot Regulation showed that the slot allocation system required improvements, however, the resulting recast process launched by the Commission failed to reach consensus on the way forward. As a result, nine years later, the slot allocation regime remains unchanged, whereas air transport is continuously evolving. This year, DG MOVE has commissioned a study to assess the current slot allocation regime and to explore future options for evolving the regime. As part of this study, ERA is participating in the ongoing stakeholder consultation.  

14/12/2016: Despite the Commission’s intentions, both the Dutch and Slovak Presidencies were unable to break the deadlock on the new draft legislation on Slots, proposed by the Commission in December 2011 and stalled at EU Council level owing to Spanish and British arguments over the status of Gibraltar Airport. It is worth emphasising that the recent draft text of EU Guidelines on Public Service Obligations (PSO) devotes an entire section (3.2.5) on the link between Regulation No 95/93 on common rules for the allocation of slots at Community airports and the reservation of slots for PSOs.

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