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Brussels approves Slovenian subsidies for air carriers

Financial support is in line with EU rules

European Commission said yes to the economic program launched by Slovenia to support air carriers flying in the skies of this country. We are talking about 5 million euros to support a sector that is in evident difficulty due to the crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. In short, these are direct subsidies to airlines depending on the number of passengers carried and the total number of connections. The financial program should concern twenty carriers, with the declared goal of getting air travel to and from the Balkan country back on track.

Brussels found that the Slovenian plan is in line with the conditions established by the Community support against the health emergency, as well as being invaluable in avoiding an economic disturbance in a member State. A commission of experts formed by the local ministry for economic development and technology will decide on Monday November 23, 2020 which companies will benefit from an initial contribution of 1.5 million euros. For now, 9 airlines have applied, namely Lufthansa, Air Serbia, Montenegro Airlines, Air France, Turkish Airlines, Swiss, easyJet, Wizz Air and Lot Polish Airlines, although it is not clear how the total figure will be divided.

On the subject read also the article published by AVIONEWS.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency