Package Deal

This article explains the Airport Package adopted in January by the European Commission (EC), which is meant to provide a new regulatory relationship between airlines and airports in the 27 member states. The package includes a proposal for a directive on airport charges, a statement on airport capacity, safety and efficiency in Europe, and a report on the implementation of the current ground-handling directive. The EC believes it has provided a landmark regulatory package, but critics say it lacks muscle and leaves implementation up to member states, which typically have not provided the type of strong oversight sought by the airlines. Europe is home to 15 of the world’s 25 most expensive airports, making it increasingly difficult financially for airlines. The article includes a sidebar on the capacity problems facing European airports.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 71-72, 75
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01050325
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 2007 3:28PM