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98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 267/11

Commission communication under Article 9(3) of Council Directive 96/67/EC
Notification by the Federal Republic of Germany of the application of Article 9(1)(b) and (d) of
Directive 96/67/EC to Hamburg airport (Flughafen Hamburg GmbH)
(98/C 267/07)

(Text with EEA relevance)
In accordance with the provisions of Article 9(3) of Council Directive 96/67/EC of 15 October
1996 on access to the groundhandling market at Community airports, the Commission
received, on 3 August 1998, notification of the request to approve the decision of the
Government of the Federal Republic of Germany of 23 July 1998 to grant to Hamburg airport
(Flughafen Hamburg GmbH) an exemption to:

—Ùlimit self-handling to a single user for the categories of services listed under point 5.4 of the
Annex to the Directive. This exemption is granted, on the basis of Article 9(1)(d) of the
Directive, until 31 December 2000,

—Ùreserve for Flughafen Hamburg GmbH the supply of services to third parties for the
categories of services listed in point 5.4 of the Annex to the Directive. This derogation is
granted, on the basis of Article 9(1)(b) of the Directive, until 31 December 2000.

The exemption is granted by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany because of
the absence of available space at the airport and the growing demand for space and because of
security problems that will result from opening up the market to the degree provided for by the
Directive.

The notification also includes a plan for extending the airport by freeing, at the end of 2000, a
total apron surface area of 13Ø000Øm2 for groundhandling equipment and the development of
section No 2 for handling operations.

In accordance with the provisions of Article 9(3) of the Directive, the Commission invites
interested parties to submit comments within 15 days of this publication. Comments should be
sent to the following address:

European Commission,
Directorate-General for Transport — Directorate C,
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 200,
B-1049 Brussels.
Fax (32-2) 296Ø90Ø67.

Commission communication under Article 9(3) of Council Directive 96/67/EC
Notification by the Federal Republic of Germany of the application of Article 9(1)(d) of
Directive 96/67/EC to Stuttgart airport (Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH)

(98/C 267/08)

(Text with EEA relevance)
In accordance with the provisions of Article 9(3) of Council Directive 96/67/EC of 15 October
1996 on access to the groundhandling market at Community airports, the Commission
received, on 3 August 1998, notification of the request to approve the decision of the
Government of the Federal Republic of Germany of 23 July 1998 to grant to Stuttgart airport
(Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH) an exemption to:

—Ùban self-handling for the categories of services listed under point 4, with regard to the
physical handling of freight and mail, whether incoming, outgoing or being transferred,
between the air terminal and the aircraft, and points 5.4 (excluding the transport of crew),
5.5 and 5.6 of the Annex to Directive 96/67/EC. This exemption is granted, on the basis of
Article 9(1)(d) of the Directive, until 31 December 2000.