The Association of European Airlines (AEA) welcomed new European Commission guidelines on money given to airlines that launch new routes at regional airports, noting the rules are "leveling the playing field," said AEA Secretary General Ulrich Schulte-Strathaus. The guideline it was most happy with is that all startup aid must be reported to the EC and that public bodies need to carry out an analysis of the effects a new route can have on competing routes. The association also ...


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