Air, Freight News

Updated: Brussels bins ground handling plan

[ December 12, 2014   //   ]

The European Commission withdraw on 17 December a proposed directive to further liberalise ground handling services at European airports, including cargo. The December 2011 proposal would have required airports to allow a larger number of providers to offer services such as cargo and baggage handling. While the plan had the support of airlines, the European Parliament was very lukewarm and considerably watered down the text which, moreover, now applied only to a handful of major airports handling over 15 million passengers a year.