Airlines for Europe (A4E)

Celebrating 25 years of the EU’s Internal Market for Aviation

Airlines fly 900 million passengers in Europe, while aviation supports 9 million jobs in the EU A4E member CEOs contribute to #EUAviation25 Since the EU’s Internal...

Travel Service becomes A4E’s newest member  

Leading charter and leisure carrier joins largest European airline association. A4E grows membership base in Eastern Europe.Airlines for Europe continues to attract new...

A4E welcomes EU Commission initiative to enhance airspace efficiency, calls on Member States for urgent implementation

‐ Air Traffic Control (ATC) strikes seriously affect the functioning of the internal market. ‐ Airlines support protection of overflights to ensure continuity of service. ‐...

A4E calls for major reform of Eurocontrol ahead of Director General Election

Association has written to national transport ministries setting out its policies. Selected candidate must improve efficiency for the benefit of European passengers without...

Joint declaration – European aviation says “It’s time to stand up for the EU”

In two days, it will be 60 years since representatives of six countries, gathered in Rome and signed the treaty that established the European...

More than 500 flight cancellations expected during today’s Air Traffic Control Strike in Italy

- Four-hour strike will cause additional delays and extensive re-scheduling for passengers and airlines. - Passengers should sign A4E petition to call on European policy-makers...

Summer of disgrace looms after a record-breaking 1,500 flight cancellations during one-week strike in France

Passengers should sign A4E petition to call on European and French policy-makers to finally take action. Next Air Traffic Control (ATC) strike could...

New Air Traffic Control strike wave in France could result in more than 1,000 flight cancellations and severe delays

Airlines have to reduce capacity by 25% next week. ATC strikes cost up to €12 billion of European Union’s GDP over the last...

The CIVIL AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES ORGANISATION (CANSO) and AIRLINES FOR EUROPE (A4E) cooperate to enhance the performance of Europe’s air traffic management

The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), representing Europe’s air navigation service providers (ANSP), has agreed to work together constructively with A4E to enhance the performance...

A4E calls on European Union to make 2017 the real year of delivery

Governments should abolish aviation taxes which have fleeced passengers by more than €5.6 billion last year. European Commission must reform the Airport Charges...

A4E calls on European Parliament and Member States to swiftly endorse legislation on aviation ETS

A4E welcomes European Commission’s proposal to maintain EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) for European flights as a transition to the global system agreed by...

Airlines for Europe (A4E) urges the British Government to boost UK GDP by abolishing Air Passenger Duty (APD)

Highest aviation tax worldwide is damaging UK competitiveness. Abolishing APD would boost UK GDP by 1.7% and create 61,000 new jobs by 2020,...

Icelandair joins Airlines for Europe

Membership numbers at Airlines for Europe are growing with Icelandair joining Europe’s largest airline association. The airline operates out of Iceland, and uses the...

ICAO reaches historic global accord on aviation emissions. A4E welcomes the deal.

International agreement paves the way for EU to adjust its own environmental legislation. Airlines ready to support effective transition mechanism.A4E welcomes the historic...

A4E calls on the UK government to abolish Air Passenger Duty to boost British tourism and economy

Passengers have paid more than £31 billion in 21 years. Since APD was introduced in 1994 the cost of the highest aviation tax...

Italian Air Traffic Controllers spoiled holiday makers’ travel plans even without going on strike

Latest ATC strike called on and off twice before one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Short notice cancellation of the...

Unprecedented Air Traffic Controllers’ strike wave hits European holiday makers

– Nine strike days announced in France, Italy and Portugal. – More than 200 flight cancellations during today’s 35 hour ATC strike in France. – Next week’s A4E CEO’s...

Volotea joins Airlines for Europe

– Strikes and passenger taxes were this week’s focus. – Reynaert: “Joint airline approach gains visibility”.Airlines for Europe continues to attract new members with Volotea...

New air traffic control strike hits 1 million minutes delay mark

–        Last strikes caused over 2,000 flight cancellations. –        German airport ground staff strike will add further travel chaos –        EU must act now to defend...

A4E calls on EU to defend travellers as Europe faces yet another air traffic control strike in France

– Last two-day strike caused over 1,000 flight cancellations and 500,000 minutes of delay. – More than 1 million passengers were affected. – A4E urges the...