All posts tagged "European Commission"

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    EC Advises on Claim Agencies and Air Passenger Rights

    The European Commission has published new information explaining to all travellers the role of claim agencies (businesses offering...

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    European Parliament Agrees New EU PTD Rules

    On Tuesday 27th October 2015 the European Parliament discussed and then passed the new rules for the updated...

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    JacTravel Issues Qualified Welcome to Commitments Extracted by EC

    JacTravel has issued a qualified welcome to the ‘commitments’ given by Booking.com to the European Commission, in response to investigation by competition authorities across Europe into rate parity in the market for hotel accommodation.   “Booking.com has proposed to abandon the parity requirement in respect of prices that the hotel makes available...

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    EC Survey: Personal Recommendation is Top Information Source for Irish Holiday Plans

    If the results of the European Commission’s latest Flash Eurobarometer survey into ‘Preferences of Europeans Towards Tourism’ are accepted as being indicative (the overall base was just 14,627 people across 35 countries who took personal travel for four or more consecutive nights in 2013), 78% of Irish people used the Internet to...

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    CAR on Travel Trade Licensing Regime

    The Commission for Aviation Regulation has issued the following statement in response to the European Commission’s recent...

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    EC Publishes Extraordinary Circumstances Guidelines

    The European Commission has published guidelines to clarify when a delay or cancellation should generally be considered to not be an airline’s fault (so called ‘extraordinary circumstances’). Airlines have to compensate passengers when flights are cancelled within two weeks of departure or arrive more than three hours late, but only if the...

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    Aer Lingus Responds to Ryanair’s Statement Regarding EU Prohibition

    Aer Lingus has noted Ryanair’s announcement earlier today that it has been notified by the European Commission that the EC intends to prohibit Ryanair’s offer for Aer Lingus. In a statement, the airline said: “Aer Lingus has not received any notification from the EC of an intention to prohibit the offer. Nonetheless, based...

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    Ryanair Offers Aer Lingus Cuts for EU Approval

    Ryanair has offered to surrender half of the Aer Lingus short-haul business as it seeks European Union approval to buy its Irish rival, according to a report by Bloomberg. Ryanair submitted its latest concessions to the European Commission last week and they were sent to competitors and customers for comments on 21st...

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    IAG / Ryanair Agree Aer Lingus Heathrow Slots Deal

    British Airways’ parent company IAG has agreed to buy some of the Aer Lingus slots at London Heathrow from Ryanair if the low-cost airline’s takeover bid for Aer Lingus gets approval from Brussels. IAG has confirmed it has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Ryanair that is subject to the go-ahead...

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    UK Can Investigate Ryanair’s Stake in Aer Lingus

    The UK Competition Commission has been given the go ahead to investigate Ryanair’s shareholding in Aer Lingus. 

It has won the right to evaluate whether Ryanair’s 29.8% stake gives it undue influence over its rival. Ryanair had tried to fight against an investigation, arguing that it would undermine a separate probe by...

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    One-Year Freeze on EU-ETS for All Airlines

    The EU Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, announced yesterday a moratorium on the enforcement of the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) to all international flights to and from the European Union until September 2013 so as to allow ICAO time to find a global solution on aviation emissions. The scheme will...

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    EC Refers Ryanair Offer for Aer Lingus to Phase II

    The European Commission has announced its decision to open an in-depth Phase II review into Ryanair’s latest offer to acquire control of Aer Lingus – and Ryanair has announced its intention to re-bid if the review clears its offer. Aer Lingus responded: “Ryanair’s first attempt to take over Aer Lingus was prohibited...

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    Aer Lingus Rejects Ryanair Offer

    As expected, the Board of Aer Lingus has rejected Ryanair’s Offer to acquire control of Aer Lingus for €1.30 per share, saying that it “fundamentally undervalues Aer Lingus and represents a significant discount to the intrinsic value of the business”. The Board “unanimously recommends shareholders should take no action in relation to...

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    New EC Passenger Rights App

    Air Passenger Rights (APR) Day is an initiative that began in 2011 with the aim of raising public awareness of their rights and entitlements when travelling by air. The initiative is co-ordinated by the European Consumer Centre’s Network with the assistance of National Enforcement Bodies such as the Commission for Aviation Regulation....

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    Passenger Rights for Disabled Air Travellers

    Many disabled and reduced mobility air travellers still face problems of unjustified refusals, and other unfair demands when attempting to travel. As thousands of disabled Paralympians and spectators prepare to travel to London for the 2012 Olympic Games, the European Commission has published guidelines to clarify their rights when travelling by air. Commission Vice-President...

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    Security Matters at Dublin Airport Resolved

    The European Commission has confirmed to the Department of Transport that both security deficiencies identified at Dublin Airport have now been resolved and that the Article 15 restrictions have been lifted. The two deficiencies that gave rise to additional security procedures being imposed on flights departing from Dublin have been addressed to...