A clear EU aviation strategy

The founders of A4E, the five CEOs – Alexandre de Juniac, Carolyn McCall, Willie Walsh, Carsten Spohr and Michael O’Leary – commented: “We welcome the European Commission’s Aviation Strategy for a stronger and more competitive European aviation industry. But we need to act now – large scale airport monopolies, high charges, taxation and inefficiencies characterise the aviation supply chain. We want to work with the Commission and the Member States to implement the strategy, and we call on the EU Member States and the EU Parliament to support the work of the Commission to reduce monopoly supplier costs.”

Besides its support of the Commission’s Aviation Strategy and the commitment to identifying challenges and opportunities to improve the competitiveness of the EU Aviation sector, A4E will campaign on at least three important measures:

lowering the cost of the EU’s Airports
delivering reliable and efficient airspace
removing unreasonable taxes


A4E policy brief