Emissions backlash could hit air traffic prioritisation of EU airlines

Governments from Washington to Beijing are preparing to retaliate after the EU made clear it will impose the greenhouse gas levy on any airline operating flights anywhere in the EU, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Simon Buck, chief executive of the British Air Transport Association, said one of the possible retaliatory measures could have an impact on EU airlines flying into non-EU airspace.
“We think there is a real danger of retaliation. There could be problems with groundhandling. EU airlines could be allocated poor slots at airports or be given lower priority by air traffic control,” said Buck.