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European Commission tells Italy, Cyprus and Greece: Unblock congestion in airspace

The European Commission has requested Italy, Cyprus and Greece to urgently clarify the measures taken to establish Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs), required under the Single European Sky (SES) legis

Delta Air-Virgin Atlantic deal approved by European Commission

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Commission on Thursday approved the purchase by Delta Airlines of Singapore Airlines' 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic, to create a joint venture that will expand

IATA disappointed with EC’s proposed revisions to its passenger rights legislation

GENEVA, Switzerland – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reacted with disappointment to the European Commission’s proposed revisions to its passenger rights legislation (EC Regulat

IATA reacts cautiously to EU Airports Package

GENEVA, Switzerland - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reacted cautiously to today’s publication of the European Commission’s Airport Package of legislation which is aimed at ad

UK work secretary: Answer to “benefit tourism” would be “No. No....

Iain Duncan Smith has promised to fight demands from Brussels to "open our doors to benefit tourists".

EU threatens to sue UK over “benefit tourists”

The European Commission has threatened to take legal action against Britain if ministers do not water down rules limiting foreigners’ ability to claim benefits.

Greek airline merger blocked by European Commission

BRUSSELS - European Commission blocked a merger between Greece's biggest carriers, Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines on Wednesday, saying it would create a quasi-monopoly.

Impressive tourism recovery in Europe

European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani has welcomed recent data on the impressive recovery of Europe's tourism industry as a sign of Europe’s overall economic recovery.

Olympic Airlines can keep state money says EU

Olympic Airlines SA won’t have to repay about 131.5 million euros ($168.4 million) to Greece after it partly won a court bid to overturn a European Commission decision forcing it to give back unlawf

EU threatens KLM with legal action

AMSTERDAM—The European Commission said Monday that Air France-KLM's Dutch KLM unit should fully compensate passengers for delays and cancellations caused by volcanic ash that shut most of Europe's a

Destination news: progress of the EDEN project launched by the European...

ITALY (eTN) - The European Commission in 2006 launched the pilot project

Aviation news: EU approves alliance of American Airlines, British Airways and...

The European Commission said Wednesday it has approved the partnership of American Airlines Inc., British Airways PLC and Iberia, letting the Oneworld members to cooperate on their service across the

EU to decide on antitrust clearance for Oneworld airline alliance in...

BRUSSELS - The European Commission is likely to decide before end July whether or not to give antitrust clearance to the Oneworld airline alliance, operated by British Airways, AMR Corp's American Air

Europe considering ranking hotels, cultural venues, and activities

The world's top chefs would happily throw their grandmother under a Eurostar train to have their resto or bistro blessed with the award of a Michelin star.

French go at it, but will it generate much-needed tourism boost?

PARIS (eTN) - As France international tourist arrivals take a dive, the French government adopted over the summer two new laws that could theoretically benefit to tourism.

Lufthansa offers EU remedies in Brussels Airlines bid

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Europe’s second-largest airline, offered European Union regulators concessions in a bid to win approval for its plan to acquire a stake in Brussels Airlines.

War is raging among carriers over control of European skies

Air France-KLM on December 11 lodged a formal complaint with the European Commission regarding the conditions under which Lufthansa intends to takeover the Austrian flag carrier Austrian Airlines.

European Commission approves plan to privatize Greek airline

ATHENS: The European Commission on Wednesday approved a Greek government proposal to shut down and sell Olympic Airlines, also ordering the debt-ridden state carrier to pay back €850 million in ille

Europe establishes in-flight mobile phone standards

(eTN) - The European Commission on Monday introduced rules making it easier for airlines to offer passengers the chance to safely make and receive mobile phones while flying. The measures announced by the European Union's executive harmonize the technical and licensing requirements for the use of mobile phones on board aircraft.