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A4E Confident Traveller Briefing


After months on the ground due to COVID-19, Europe’s airlines and airports are preparing to welcome travellers once again with the gradual reopening of EU borders from 15 June. To ensure a safe travel experience, the European Commission, EASA and the European Centre for Disease Prevention & Control (ECDC) have published guidelines which will now be put into operation. Travellers should feel confident that air travel provides an even higher level of health safety compared with other modes of transport, thanks to advanced HEPA filters and other protective measures on board and on the ground. Leaders from Airlines for Europe (A4E), ACI Europe, Boeing and EASA’s medical department will discuss the principles, research and measures taken to ensure a successful restoration of passenger traffic.

About A4E

Airlines for Europe (A4E) is Europe’s largest airline association, based in Brussels. A4E works with policymakers to ensure aviation policy continues to connect Europeans with the world in a safe, competitive and sustainable manner. As a key initiator of aviation’s Destination 2050 roadmap, A4E and its members committed to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions for their own operations by 2050. With a modern fleet of over 3,200 aircraft, A4E airlines carried over 270 million passengers in 2021 — down from 700 million in 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each year, A4E members with air cargo and mail activities transport more than 3.7 million tonnes of goods, life-saving vaccines and essential medical equipment to more than 360 destinations either by freighters or passenger aircraft. Follow us on Twitter @A4Europe.