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Decree Law No. 7/2020

Publication: Republic Diary No. 44/2020, Series I of 2020-03-03
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 7/2020
  • Pages: 3 - 5

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-Law amends the model for the provision of slot allocation services at national airports.

What is going to change?

Portuguese Air Navigation - NAV Portugal is designated as the slot allocation coordinator.

Slots are authorisations to use runways and terminals for a flight from or to a congested airport.

The employees of ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal who are transferred to NAV Portugal as part of this coordination retain all rights and benefits they held in that company.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law, through independent, impartial and non-discriminatory management, guarantees a more efficient use of limited capacity at congested airports.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on 4 March 2020.

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