Change the UK's Airport slots regulations

In 2021 the Government should immediately end any suspension of the 80-20 rule. It should also have put in place new legislation setting local criteria for distributing slots that will incentivise inward investment, connectivity and social responsibility.

This petition closed on 18 Feb 2021 with 8,603 signatures


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Recent Documents related to Change the UK's Airport slots regulations

1. Aviation 2050 — the future of UK aviation
01/03/2019 - Department for Transport
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Found: sustainably 48 4. Support regional growth and connectivity 86 5. Enhance the passenger experience 108

2. Aviation 2050 — the future of UK aviation
01/03/2019 - Department for Transport
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Found: sustainably 48 4. Support regional growth and connectivity 86 5. Enhance the passenger experience 108

3. Aviation 2050 — the future of UK aviation consultation: competitive markets reports
17/12/2018 - Department for Transport
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Found: Regional Air Connectivity Blank Final Wider Economic Impacts of Regional Air Connectivity

4. Aviation 2050 — the future of UK aviation consultation: competitive markets reports
17/12/2018 - Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
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Found: Regional Air Connectivity Blank Final Wider Economic Impacts of Regional Air Connectivity

5. Noise
22/07/2019 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: www.of˜cial-documents.gov.uk. ˛ This document is also available from our website at www.gov.uk/dft. ˛

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1. Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [Lords]
02/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: rest of the world. It is an engine of trade and investment. It allows business to connect and tourists to - Speech Link

2. Airports Slot Allocation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021
19/01/2021 - Grand Committee

1: (EU Exit) Regulations 2021.Relevant document: 38th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny - Speech Link
2: slot regulation—No. 95/93, which I will call “the slots regulation”—to provide airlines with relief from - Speech Link

3. Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [HL]
21/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: State to exercise functions in respect of airspace change proposals under this Bill in accordance with the - Speech Link
2: State to exercise functions in respect of airspace change proposals under this Bill in accordance with the - Speech Link
3: result of attempts over several years to get legislation of this nature, and of course we had the Committee - Speech Link
4: ensure that, when aviation modernisation takes place, the change comes in a realistic and careful manner, and - Speech Link

4. Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [ Lords ] (First sitting)
09/02/2021 - Public Bill Committees

1: I remind hon. Members about the importance of social distancing. Spaces for Members are clearly marked—I - Speech Link
2: stuck in.Clause 1Meaning of “airspace change proposal”Question proposed, That the clause - Speech Link
3: of “airspace change proposal”, which is referred to in clauses 2 and 3. An airspace change proposal is - Speech Link
4: our eyes on the horizon, and I think that this legislation will help us to do that.We are discussing - Speech Link
5: context, because this is an historic piece of legislation that updates an historic legacy airspace environment - Speech Link

5. Airport Expansion
02/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: aviation.Airport expansion is a core part of boosting our global connectivity and levelling up - Speech Link
2: consider the Paris climate agreement in his plans for airport expansion? What legal advice did he receive? Was - Speech Link

6. Aviation Sector
10/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: also has an impact on local areas where airports are a major part of the local economy? Does he agree - Speech Link
2: compared with April last year were down by 97%. To put that in focus, that means 5,800 flights whereas we - Speech Link
3: absolutely right. Perhaps this is where I should put in my asks with the new Minister, who I absolutely - Speech Link
4: lose another £4 billion as well. I would like to put on record my thanks to this Government for the £330 - Speech Link
5: Transport Committee, as well as today with the climate change report. She is absolutely right. When the Government - Speech Link
6: drastically, I would like the way that we allocate slots at our airports to be changed dramatically. If companies - Speech Link

7. Leaving the EU: Aviation Sector
31/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: leave the EU. Aviation and the international connectivity it provides are one of the key drivers of trade - Speech Link
2: direct connectivity to Beijing and Hong Kong, and shortly we will announce direct connectivity to Shanghai - Speech Link
3: specifically about those connections between Manchester airport and China. I want to touch on air freight, because - Speech Link

8. DrAFT Airports Slot Allocation (AMENDMENT) (EU EXIT) REGULATIONS 2021
12/01/2021 - General Committees

1: Airports Slot Allocation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021.It is a pleasure to serve under your - Speech Link

9. Flybe
05/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: airports handled 9.5 million Flybe passengers in 2008, 80% of whom were travelling within the UK. An estimated - Speech Link
2: preparations are now in place?Flybe has provided critical regional connectivity for many locations - Speech Link

10. Airports National Policy Statement
07/06/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: deciding to build an additional runway at Heathrow airport was easy, it would have been done long before now - Speech Link

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Legacy carriers should not have their market dominance protected by law, no matter how they behave nor how this hurts the interests of UK airline customers and UK workers. In January 2021 the UK can set its own slots rules. The current system allows legacy national carriers to monopolise the most profitable ‘slots’. This was once justified by such carriers being focused on high quality service and providing good, well paid jobs. We believe that this argument no longer holds.


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