Airlines 4 Europe News
European tourism sector calls for greater coordination among nations
Passengers and business alike need a stable and coherent European framework to restart travelling and safely prepare for spring, it was argued.
Ryanair joins with British Airways to call for action on air traffic control strikes
An alarming increase in air traffic control strikes across Europe has wreaked havoc on airlines, their passengers and business, according to Airlines for Europe.
A4E: Abolishing air passenger taxes would boost European GDP by €215 billion
A new study commissioned by A4E from PwC - “The economic impact of air taxes in Europe” - shows that abolishing all air passenger taxes in the European Economic Area would boost European GDP by €215 billion (cumulative) over the next 12 years.
French air traffic control strikes hit passenger flights
At least 200 flight cancellations and many delays have resulted from the latest air traffic control strike in Europe. Control centres in Reims and Marseille have been on strike since Monday evening, forcing airlines to reduce their fight offerings in France and also services overflying France.
Airlines for Europe calls for action on air traffic control capacity
In a joint letter to the European air navigation service providers, chief executives of Airlines for Europe’s member airlines express their concerns regarding the disruption caused by air traffic control restrictions this summer.
Airlines for Europe raises concerns over understaffed EU borders
Thousands of flights recently had to be delayed because EU border controls are significantly understaffed to comply with tightened immigration checks, according to Airlines for Europe.
Airlines for Europe welcomes EU proposals on air traffic control strikes
The European Commission has published a new communication, Aviation: an Open and Connected Europe, in an effort to enhance airspace efficiency and connectivity.
A4U warns of week of strikes in European airspace
A week of disruption is ahead of hundreds of thousands of European passengers who will see their travel plans thwarted by a wave of air traffic control strikes. Airlines have been asked to reduce their flight offerings in France by 25 per cent and more than 1,000 flights are expected to be cancelled.
Airlines for Europe endorses EU emissions proposals
The European Commission has presented its proposal to keep the scope of its emissions trading system to cover flights within the EU, known as Stop the Clock. This step follows the historic agreement reached by governments last year on a global scheme to address climate change as proposed by the United Nations aviation specialised agency, International Civil Aviation Organisation.
Cargolux joins Airlines for Europe
Airlines for Europe continues to attract new members with Cargolux joining Europe’s largest airline association. Based in Luxembourg, Cargolux is Europe’s leading all-cargo airline with an all Boeing 747 freighter fleet operating scheduled all-cargo flights as well as full and part-charter services.
Icelandair joins Airlines for Europe
Membership numbers at Airlines for Europe are growing further with Icelandair joining Europe’s largest airline association. The airline operates out of Iceland, and uses the country’s geographical location mid-way between America and Europe, to offer a network of international routes with Iceland as a hub.
A4E: Air traffic control strikes cost EU €12 billion
A4E has released an updated version of a PwC study on the economic impact of air traffic control strikes in Europe. Now including the 2016 figures, the analysis reveals that since 2010 the overall impact of strikes have cost €12 billion to the EU economy, associated with more than 140,000 jobs.