On 7 April 2011, the Commission opened a public consultation on the application of the 2005 EU Guidelines on the financing of airports and start-up aid to airlines from regional airports. Member States and stakeholders are asked to give their views on changes to the business models of airlines and airports. Submissions will be analysed to see if changes to the current rules are necessary and if so, will lead to a proposal for revised Aviation Guidelines in 2012. Submissions can be made until 6 June 2011.

For a link to the consultation click here