European regulator confident of further relaxation of ownership and control rules

At the recent CAPA Airline Leader Summit in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Henrik Hololei, director general, Move, European Commission noted the challenges in liberalising ownership and control rules in the airline industry. The EC’s aviation regulator discussed the prospects for long haul low cost and the political resistance to new entrants in some markets and identified infrastructure, both in the sky and on the ground, as a critical issue for Europe.