La UE “liberalizza” gli aiuti pubblici per gli aeroporti minori e regionali

Se ho capito bene, negli scali fino a 3M di pax, gli enti pubblici potranno coprire illimitatamente gli importi relativi alle infrastrutture, mentre per i microscali entro i 200.000 pax, ci potranno essere sovvenzioni anche per costi operativi.
Il tutto senza più dover chiedere il preventivo assenso della Commissione.

In pratica, più uno scalo è inutile, maggiore sarà la libertà di buttarci dentro soldi pubblici.
E senza più controlli preventivi da parte di Bruxelles.

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In particular, the new provisions exempt from prior control by the Commission public investments in existing regional airports. As long as they serve less than 3 million passengers per year. There are more than 420 airports of this size in the EU – they account for more than 80% of all airports in the EU but only about 13% of air traffic. These airports will be able to receive aid to maintain and upgrade their infrastructures, if they respect the criteria in the Regulation.
For small existing airports, the Regulation also allows Member States to help cover operating costs. By small airports I mean those handling less than 200 000 passengers per year. These may not always be as profitable as larger airports, but they can play an important role for the connectivity of a region and are unlikely to have much effect on competition. Airports of this size account for almost half of all EU airports but less than 1% of air traffic. Therefore, it should be up to the relevant region – and its citizens – to decide if they want to spend public funds to support these small airports.

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release…17-1367_en.htm

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