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More than 270 million

passengers in 2021

More than 3,200


Over 250,000


More than 3.7 million tonnes

of cargo transported in 2021

A4E Aviation Summit 2023

Bringing together Europe’s leading airline CEOs, policymakers and global aviation leaders


2022 highlighted how central aviation is to the lives of Europeans as millions of people got back on board to travel, to reconnect and embrace their freedom to move about the continent.

However a perma-crisis in Europe, built off a pandemic, an unprecedented war and an evolving economic environment, poses challenging questions for Europe’s airlines. These questions will set the tone for the remainder of the decade to come, particularly in the context of a globally competitive market.

This year’s Aviation Summit gives us space to catch our breath after an intense 2022 and take stock of how airlines have gotten back to safely transporting millions of passengers across Europe. How do we continue on from this and ensure that we have a strong, sustainable and competitive airline industry in Europe?

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Destination 2050

European aviation is committed to decarbonizing air transport and accelerating its efforts to make Europe the world’s first CO2 neutral continent by 2050. Despite the COVID19 crisis, we have acknowledged our responsibilities and come together in an unprecedented way to unveil our flagship sustainability initiative: Destination 2050 – A route to net zero European aviation.

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COVID-19 Recovery

The health of A4E passengers and crews is our top priority.

We continue to work closely with national, EU and international health and aviation authorities to monitor the latest COVID-19 developments.

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Who We Are

Founded in 2016, we represent the united voice of Europe’s leading airlines in Brussels. Our 16 airline group members represent over 70% of European air traffic and carried over 700 million passengers in 2019. Leading global aircraft manufacturer are also members of A4E. Airlines with cargo and mail activities transport more than 5 million tons of goods to more than 360 destinations annually.

Our goal is to ensure the sustainable growth of aviation and contribute positively to the socioeconomic development of European nations.

What We Do

Aviation strengthens ties between citizens, businesses, and communities across borders — and facilitates European integration: the free movement of people and goods. We advocate on behalf of our members to shape EU aviation policy to the ultimate benefit of passengers. Our goal is a safe, sustainable and competitive air transport market in Europe.