Friday, 30 April 2010

Volcano Crisis: Europe to Fast-Track Single Sky, Compensate Airlines

BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 28, 2010 (ENS) - The closure of European airspace due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland has cost the aviation industry between 1.5 billion and 2.5 billion euros (about US$1.7 billion), the European commissioner responsible for transport said Tuesday.

Vice-President Siim Kallas said, "The Commission considers that the exceptional circumstances of recent days may justify support measures to offset losses incurred," as long as compensation is granted on the basis of uniform criteria established at European level. more...


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