The European Commission's guidelines on support to airlines starting new services at underused airports (DAILY, Feb. 2) are unclear and too strict, said Airports Council International Europe, adding that airports want more freedom to subsidize carriers. In particular, the European airport trade association slams the EC's proposal to limit aid in support of new airline services to a maximum of 50% of startup costs over five years, which ACI Europe feels is "arbitrary and too ...


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