29 Apr 2021Ended

UK: Airport Slots in a Pandemic Era - Time for a Rethink


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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the aviation industry, with a significant reduction in airline and airport .. Read more operations. In particular, the widespread adoption of the 'use it or lose it' / '80/20' rule, which guarantees re-allocation of slots subject to meeting utilisation thresholds, has resulted in a global web of slot waivers being introduced, sometimes on quite different terms. As we start to emerge from the current crisis, is it time for a re-think on slot allocation in a post-pandemic world?. LL.M in Air and Space Law from Leiden University, she continued her career with the strategy team of Royal Schiphol Group and ACI Europe, where she is responsible for the (inter)national affairs relating to airport slot policy. She is currently part-time seconded from Royal Schiphol Group to ACI EUROPE. Peter’s practice includes acting for start-up and existing airlines and other aircraft operators on ownership and control issues, obtaining AOCs and foreign carrier permits, designation on air service agreements, and obtaining, maintaining and losing airport slots in a number of jurisdictions, including Hong Kong and Mainland China. Recent work has included (i) advising an airline on the impact of strike action on their slots in Mainland China, (ii) advising a European airline on securing humanitarian Covid 19  cargo flights to Mainland China, (iii) advising a US carrier on obtaining extra fifth freedom rights and airport slots in Hong Kong and  (iv) advising an Asia based airline group on retaining airport slots in various jurisdictions following its restructuring.

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