AIRLINES FOR EUROPE

In Summer 2015 Europe’s leading airline groups called for nothing less than a revolution.
Flying more than 550 million passengers per year, the members of Airlines for Europe account for more than two-thirds of the continent’s passenger journeys. Every day, more than 2,700 of their aircraft cross the continent, and more than 300,000 employees in the air and on the ground ensure safe and reliable operations. A4E stands for change – the meanwhile largest airline association is a fresh approach to promote the interests of European airlines and their passengers.

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It’s the final countdown: What aviation policy-makers in Brussels should be focused on, right now

by Thomas Reynaert, Managing Director, A4E
It is fair to say that this summer’s exceptionally warm weather may have been good for tourism, but probably not for policy-making – when the EU institutions’ history of “non-exertion” reaches its peak during the summer recess. The truth is, the EU institutions were facing a lame duck scenario of inactivity long before things heated up in Brussels. New or renewed initiatives (as part of the widely-pronounced EC Aviation Strategy) which could make a difference in strengthening the single European aviation market have been largely “missing in action” the last months. That said, there is still a glimmer of hope on the horizon ...
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ATC Strikes in Europe: A pivotal moment to take action on behalf of consumers and Europe’s economies

by Thomas Reynaert, Managing Director, A4E
In 2016 – the year A4E was founded, European travelers were subjected to an astounding 41 days of strike at the hands of Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs) – the majority of these strikes occurring in France. We thought it couldn’t get any worse than 2016. I’m afraid, we were wrong. This year is shaping up to be one of the worst years ever for Air Traffic Control (ATC) strikes in Europe. A4E member airlines have been forced to cancel more than 6,000 flights resulting from 29 strike days in just the first half of this year. That’s already more days than we had ...
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