EBAA Protests EC Rules on Airport Aid

 - July 11, 2013, 3:00 PM

The European Business Aviation Association has protested proposed new European Commission guidelines restricting state aid for airports. The rules would seek to phase out all public support for airports over a 10-year period and would introduce a sliding scale that limits permitted aid to airports with fewer than five million passengers per year and bans it for facilities with more than that throughput. EBAA claims the EC has failed to grasp the importance of smaller regional airports to local economies.