Airline slot rules: Wissing supports Lufthansa

In the dispute over EU rules on take-off and landing rights in aviation, German Minister for Transport Volker Wissing (FDP) supports Lufthansa’s position. A ministry spokeswoman said that Wissing had written to EU Transport Commissioner Adina Valean to ask for short-term relief on the regulations due to the re-emerging COVID-19 crisis in air traffic. The reason is the climate-damaging effects of the slot rules currently in place. On Tuesday, Wissing will exchange views with Valean on the matter in person.

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