Lufthansa in delays appeal

Lufthansa in delays appeal

LUFTHANSA has stepped up the pressure on European regulators to sort out mounting air-traffic delays.

The airline is demanding the European Commission reorganise air space to allow more flights and make Eurocontrol responsible for member countries' air-traffic control.

Lufthansa said it spent 11,200 hours last year waiting to land at German airports - the longest amount of time for four years. This year, 44% of the airline's delays were due to congestion in European skies.

Last week the European Regions' Airline Association warned of increasing delays (Travel Weekly August 2).

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