Airlines for Europe (A4E)

2018: Worst year in Europe for air traffic delays and flight cancellations in nearly a decade

Urgent need for Member States to remove political bottlenecks and enable a “seamless European sky” Opportunity for EU Transport Ministers to take decisive...

A4E urges the EU to remove airspace inefficiencies

European airlines call on the EU to radically reform air space architecture and unlock more efficient routes to benefit passengers and the environment. ...

Aviation associations concerned about proposal to abolish Daylight Saving Time (DST) changes

International Air Transport Association (IATA), ERA (European Regions Airline Association) and Airlines for Europe (A4E) and their respective members are concerned about the proposal...

Airline associations call for a better deal for airlines and passengers in Portugal, ask for lower airport charges

Airline Associations challenge charges levied by Portuguese airport operator ANA Airlines for Europe (A4E) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have called on...

Leading EU Tourism Associations join A4E efforts to minimise impact of damaging ATC strikes

29 strike days in the first six months of 2018 have caused delays and cancellations affecting millions of travellers. Members of NET, the...

A4E Applauds ICAO CORSIA Implementation Agreement

A4E applauds EU efforts to secure landmark implementation agreement on future Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) Global ICAO scheme should replace...

A4E: “ATC strikes are destroying air traffic and economies across Europe”

300 per cent increase in ATC strikes in France versus 2017 24 strike days in 2018 have caused 5,000 flight cancellations and thousands of delays,...

A4E statement regarding the most recent French ATC strike on 21-22-23 May 2018

Air traffic controllers (ATCs) in France have called for a nationwide strike which began Monday, 21 May at 17:00 (UTC) and that lasted until...

2nd anniversary of EU Aviation Strategy: Airlines for Europe calls on policymakers to continue to deliver

- A4E welcomes European Commission’s efforts to enhance airspace efficiency and connectivity. - Revision of Airport Charges Directive remains the most urgent issue to protect passengers...

Airlines for Europe bolsters technical expertise and strengthens leadership claims in safety and flight operations’ issues

Former IATA and DFS Manager Achim Baumann joins Europe’s leading airline association. Working Groups on Airspace and Safety to develop major pillar, alongside...

Abolishing aviation tax would boost German GDP by €67 billion by 2030 and create 26,000 new jobs

PwC study estimates an increase of 24.6 million passengers and an extra €1.6 billion tourism expenditure by 2020. €1 of abolished air passenger tax creates...

A4E welcomes provisional agreement to prolong “Stop the Clock” of the EU ETS for aviation

Call on EU ambassadors, European Parliament and Council to adopt new regulation by end of this year. Deal reduces risk of coexistence of...

European airports respond to A4E’s hollow ‘revelations’

At an event in Brussels today organised by the airline association A4E, the findings of a new study on airport charges were revealed… but...

European Airline CEOs concerned about “supernormal” returns at the majority of Europe’s largest airports

A4E CEO Forum brings airline bosses back to Brussels. Average EBITDA margin of selected airports at 46%. Urgent call for a revision of...

Abolishing aviation taxes would boost European GDP by €215 billion by 2030 and create 110,000 new jobs

PwC study estimates an increase of 45 million passengers and an extra €12.5 billion tourism expenditure by 2020. European travellers fleeced by air...

European passengers face seventh French ATC strike day this year: at least 1,000 flight cancellations

Airlines asked to reduce flight offerings by 30% Overflights to be heavily delayed – lengthy detours will disrupt flight schedules and crew rotations...

Prospering tourism industry can create many new jobs if air travel disruption stops and aviation taxes are abolished

‐ More than 1 billion air passengers expected in Europe this year. ‐ Revised airports legislation would save EU passengers hundreds of millions of Euros...

Passengers will face new delays and cancellations during today’s Air Traffic Control (ATC) strike in France

Last week’s strike resulted in 300 flight cancellations and 130,000 minutes of delay. Proactive flight cancellations necessary to reduce passengers’ inconvenience and to...

Carbon emissions: A4E calls on EU Parliament and Member States to prolong “Stop the Clock” without delay or additional conditions

Potential coexistence of two systems puts European carriers at a global disadvantage. Today, the European Parliament has voted on the European Commission’s proposal to keep...

Passengers face new delays and at least 200 cancellations during latest Air Traffic Control strike in France

‐ Since 2004, two‐thirds of all European ATC strike days took place in France. ‐ ATC strikes in France decrease the connectivity of other Member States. ‐ Upcoming...