Ghost Flights: A Longstanding Nightmare for the Airline Industry

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LONDON - The new nightmare for the airline industry has just begun, as thousands of empty or near-empty flights have started making ferry trips across major European airports and continue to do so before the winter season ends. The airlines have coined a term for this name “Ghost Flights”, the complex European regulation airlines must follow. The airlines have to operate these ‘ghost flights’ to keep their landing and take-off slots at specific airports by operating 80% of its annual scheduled flights, which were later reduced to 50% amid the Covid-19 pandemic and increasing travel restrictions. The airlines must fulfill 80% (now 50%) of their annual schedule despite there being no or zero travel demand, otherwise, the ai
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