European Officials Hope to Open Up More Airport Slots to Business Aviation

Small general aviation aircraft had virtually disappeared from some London-area airports and, as low-cost commercial carriers proliferated, the percentage of business aircraft movements declined, according to a study by Terry Yeomans, a customer service manager for an international trip-planning company. “This is not just about Luton [airport],” said Fabio Gamba, CEO of the European Business Aviation Association. “This is a problem we’re facing all across Europe. The situation is critical.”

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