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ACI Europe: Greece August 2022 Passenger Traffic Outdoes 2019 Levels

Greek airports saw passenger traffic in August exceed pre-Covid 2019 levels by 4.5%, according to data released by airport trade body ACI Europe.

EU Lawmakers Update Airport Slot Rules for Airlines

As of October 30, airlines will have to use 75% of their planned take-off and landing slots in order to keep them the following season, EU lawmakers have decided.

ACI Launches Brand New Event: ‘Airports Innovate’

The annual global trade show of Airports Council International (ACI) is returning in a new format after a two-year hiatus.

Europe’s Airports Call for Return to 80-20 Slot Use Rule for Airlines

ACI Europe is calling for the reinstatement of standard airport slot rules which would see airlines operating at least 80% of every planned slot sequence this winter.

ACI Europe: Airports in Greece Achieve Full Recovery in July

Airports in Greece have recouped Covid-19 losses fully recovering in July as EU passenger traffic doubles year on year, according to ACI Europe.

Greek Airports Outdo Europe Rivals in June Passenger Traffic

Greek airports were the only ones in Europe together with those in Luxembourg to have fully recovered their pre-Covid 2019 passenger traffic volumes in June, according to ACI Europe.

EU Proposes for Airport Slot Rule to be More Flexible for Airlines

The European Commission has proposed to make the airport slot regime more flexible for airlines in order to respond to unexpected developments in the near future.

ACI Europe: Greece Only Country in EU Fully Recovering Air Connectivity

Greece appears to be the only country in Europe with total and direct air connectivity now exceeding pre-pandemic levels, according to ACI Europe.

ACI Europe: Airport Passenger Numbers Picking Up in 2022 But Threats Remain

ACI Europe has revised upwards its passenger traffic forecast for 2022 and beyond but warned that challenges still exist and can lead to air traffic going “down” again.

ACI Sees Traffic Picking Up at Europe’s Regional Airports this Summer

Passenger traffic is expected to pick up further this summer in Europe’s smaller regional airports but challenges continue to impact the sector.

Global Air Travel Industry Wants End to Covid-19 Controls

Airlines and airports are calling for all remaining COVID restrictions applying to intra-EU and Schengen area travel to be dropped.

Airports and Airlines Urge Countries to Follow EU Advice and Drop COVID Travel Restrictions

ACI EUROPE and IATA are urging member states to follow the EU Council’s recent recommendation for external travellers entering the European Union.

EU to Lift Travel Restrictions for the Vaccinated from Third Countries

The European Council has updated its recommendation on the temporary restriction of non-essential travel into the EU from third countries.

Eurocontrol and ACI Europe Partner for Efficiency and Sustainability in Aviation

Eurocontrol has partnered with ACI Europe, the trade association bringing together all of Europe’s airports, to boost commitment towards a successful and sustainable future for European aviation.

Covid and Omicron Continue to Impact European Airport Traffic

Ongoing restrictions to address Covid-19 and its variants continued to impact airport traffic into 2021, according to a report by ACI Europe.

EU Extends Slot Relief Rules for Airlines Until October 2022

The European Commission adopted an extension to the airport slot relief rules of the 2022 summer scheduling season, running from March 28 until October 29.

Europe’s Airports Lose 1.26 Billion Passengers in Jan-Oct

Europe’s airports have lost 1.26 billion passengers so far this year - a decrease of 62% compared to 2019 pre-pandemic levels, according to ACI Europe’s latest traffic data.

Europe’s Airport Passenger Traffic in Downward Spiral in January-June

Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports during the first half of 2021 shows a downward spiral year on year (-76.9%), according to data of ACI Europe.

ACI Europe Calls for EU to Follow UK’s Example and Plan for Travel Restart

ACI Europe Director General Olivier Jankovec has called for the EU to follow the example of the UK and begin planning for the restart of international travel.

Air Travel in Systemic Collapse with Nearly 7,000 Routes Lost, Says ACI Europe

ACI Europe and the European Travel Commission (ETC) are urging the EU to come up with more flexible state aid rules to provide assistance to airports and support air connectivity.