European Commission

EU threatens to ban airlines connected to Belarus migrant crisis

Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, said that the EU could ban third-party airlines connected to alleged human trafficking....


European Commission clears AerCap-GECAS merger

European Commision gives a green-light for AerCap's acquisition of General Electric's leasing arm (GECAS) in a deal worth $30 billion.  ...


Regional arm of Spanish Iberia to receive €9 million state aid

The EU Commission gave a green light to €9 million state aid for the regional Spanish airline Air Nostrum....


EU to investigate TAP government aid

European Commission will probe whether TAP’s €3.2B restructuring plan complied with EU state aid rules after approving €1.2B loan to the airline....


Alitalia‘s successor ITA to start operations in October 2021

Alitalia’s successor and Italy’s new national airline ITA gets the green light to start operations in October 2021....


IATA challenges EU climate deal following ambitious airlines fuel tax proposal

IATA has challenged the European Union’s ‘Fit for 55’ proposal deeming it “counter-productive to the goal of sustainable aviation.”...


European Commission asks to curtail Air Malta state aid

The European Commission rebuked a €290 million state-aid proposal to Air Malta, asking the Maltese government to curtail the sum....


European airlines to pay more aviation fuel taxes?

The European Commission is reportedly planning to propose an aviation fuel tax for airlines flying within the EU....


EU, Italy reach a consensus on Alitalia’s separation plan from ITA

The European Commission reached a consensus with the Italian government on key parameters for separating Italia’s new airline ITA from ailing Alitalia....


EU opens a probe into IAG’s acquisition of Air Europa

The European Commission opened a probe into IAG’s purchase of Air Europa....