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April 21, 2010

Airports Suffer €250m Loss in Volcanic Ash Crisis, Says ACI

The Airports Council International (ACI) Europe said the airport industry has lost a combined €250m ($336m) of revenue as a result of the volcanic ash crisis that shut European airports from 15-20 April. The ACI said 9.5 million air passengers could not travel as a result of the cloud g

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The Airports Council International (ACI) Europe said the airport industry has lost a combined €250m ($336m) of revenue as a result of the volcanic ash crisis that shut European airports from 15-20 April.

The ACI said 9.5 million air passengers could not travel as a result of the cloud generated from a volcano eruption in Iceland, and pushed for a move to get the Single European Sky programme up and running to allow Europe a united relief plan if such incidents were to occur again.

The EU-run Single European Sky hopes to create one airspace for all EU members.

According to ACI Europe director general Olivier Jankovec, airports lost out as airlines grounded flights due to the fixed-cost model most run with and the extra costs associated with providing assistance to passengers.

“We are presently discussing this with the European Commission and it is clear from the losses sustained by Europe’s airports that they must be part of any compensation measures,” Jankovec said.

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