Aviation sector divided over EU rules on ‘ghost flights’

The lobby group representing European airports has defended the EU’s current curbs on ‘ghost flights’ after a major carrier said it would run 18,000 “unnecessary” flights to keep its runway slots.

by Simon Pickstone
A plane goes through a water cannon before take off at Munich's Franz-Josef-Strauss international airport. Airlines believe EU rules are forcing them to run too many flights. Photo: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images
A plane goes through a water cannon before take off at Munich's Franz-Josef-Strauss international airport. Airlines believe EU rules are forcing them to run too many flights. Photo: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

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