DFS fee rise “unacceptable”, says AEA

The Association of European Airlines (AEA) has called on the German government to halt the increase in charges by the country’s air navigation service provider Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) announced last week (June 5).


According to the AEA the move would result in airlines paying an additional $406m (€300m) each year to fly through German airspace, making it the most expensive in Europe and potentially hampering the EU’s Single European Sky programme.


“We urge the German government as the owner of DFS to take all necessary measures to avoid an exorbitant increase in charges to the detriment of all airspace users and to the competitiveness of the air transport market in core Europe,” said AEA CEO, Athar Husain Khan.

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