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The skies are getting spooky.

Due to the specific airline’s regulations, certain air carriers are running “ghost flights” — planes, without passengers, in response to the many cancellations due to the corona virus. Now, the airline officials are hoping the rules have changed, or, at the very least, temporarily suspended.

Airlines in Europe will have to abide by the “80/20” rule, which says that they have to work for at least 80% of the slots allocated to them. If they don’t, a competitor would be able to take over those slots during the annual review, the New York Post reports.
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The global outbreak of the corona virus, has led to a large increase in the number of flights, which is, apparently, the force of the air carriers which fly empty jets to a number of European airports, in order to maintain their allocation of slots at eu airports, The New York Post reports

According to the outlet, airlines in Europe will have to abide by the “80/20” rule, which means that they will have to operate with at least 80% of the slots allocated to them. If they don’t, a competitor would be able to take control of those slots to an annual review.

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Flying these old planes, however, can be costly. The airlines will have to burn an average of five gallons of jet fuel per mile, according to the New York Post. The new flights will also give an average of half a tonne of carbon dioxide per seat. As a result, the airline officials to call for the rule to be suspended.

“A temporary suspension will enable the united kingdom to airlines in order to meet the terms and conditions and with the right capacity, and the avoidance of the need to be on empty flights, in order to hold the slot rights to it,” said Tim Alderslade, chief executive of the Airlines in the united kingdom, the association for UK-registered hauliers, in a statement shared with The Sunday Times.

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In the meantime, the corona virus outbreak is affecting airlines around the world.

United Airlines has recently announced that it will start to reduce, flee, freeze hiring, and ask the staff to volunteer for unpaid leave as the airline struggles with a very weak demand for travel, due to the new outbreak of the virus.

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United said Wednesday that starting in April it will reduce passenger-carrying capacity by 20 per cent on the international routes, and 10 percent in the united states of america is the first airline to cut domestic flying. United officials have said that they are only temporary on this earth, an unspecified number of aircraft.

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