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Smooth reopening of external EU borders jeopardised by non-harmonised, uncoordinated national measures

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EU countries are not adhering to the EU Council recommendations, creating a patchwork system of travel restrictions & border controls throughout Europe –...

A4E urges European regulators to extend airport slots waiver through winter 2020/2021 due to continued COVID-19 uncertainties

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Continued flexibility is needed for recovering aviation industry to respond to unpredictable passenger demand related to the health crisis. Extended waiver should be...

European aviation unites in calls for support for green recovery from COVID-19

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Sectors hardest hit by the crisis require particular attention and assistance.  Funding for decarbonisation projects and future technologies must be prioritised. Sustainable air...

Airlines for Europe urges Member States to coordinate reopening of EU borders and reinstate freedom of movement for European travellers

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Mutual recognition of health and safety measures must be agreed to avoid drastic measures such as quarantines. Coordinated lifting of travel bans and...

Airlines decry lack of leadership and clarity from European Commission recommendations on use of travel vouchers during COVID-19

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The lack of leadership from the EC will not alleviate and could even contribute to the financial distress of airlines and the wider...

Air travel remains a safe way to travel during COVID-19, says Airlines for Europe

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Advanced HEPA filters constantly clean the air on board, limiting the risk of virus transmission and providing a safe environment. BY JENNIFER JANZEN Additional measures, including...

Joint effort to deliver additional environmental benefits during the traffic downturn

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The aviation industry is using the downturn in air traffic as a result of COVID-19 to implement additional measures to reduce the environmental impact...

Eurocontrol States’ decision to defer ATC charges until November provides airlines short-term liquidity relief amid COVID-19 crisis

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EUROCONTROL States agree a €1.1 billion deferral package to assist airlines The EUROCONTROL Member States have agreed on a financial package enabling airlines to defer...

[Coronavirus] Europe’s aviation industry associations call on the European Union for support to strategic sector

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EUROPE’S AVIATION INDUSTRY IS FACING AN UNPRECEDENTED LIQUIDITY CRISIS – THE EUROPEAN UNION MUST ACT NOW! The stakeholder associations representing Europe’s aviation industry unite in...

Airlines for Europe (A4E) proposes to temporarily defer ATC charges

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A4E welcomes the recent proposal by EUROCONTROL for a temporary deferment of airlines’ February-May en-route ATC charges, with payments beginning in November 2020. This...

[Coronavirus] A4E welcomes European Parliament and Council’s decision to extend temporary airport slots waiver through 24 Oct. 

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Europe’s airlines need additional government support measures to manage unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. A4E fully welcomes today’s decisive action by members of the European Parliament --...

[Coronavirus] The airline sector addresses an open letter to EU Transport Ministers

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Open letter to EU Transport Ministers ahead of the EU Transport Ministerial Meeting of 18 March 2020 Dear Transport Ministers, COVID-19 will have a severe...

A4E welcomes European Commission proposal for airport slots waiver through 30 June, but asks for extension

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A4E welcomes today’s swift action by the European Commission and Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean granting airlines a temporary waiver on the airport slots 80/20...

Airlines for Europe: “European governments must act now to reduce COVID-19 impact on aviation”

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Urgent measures needed include: Immediate passing of temporary airport slots waiver through the summer season Deferment or waiver of new aviation taxes at EU...

A4E airline CEOs lay out prerequisites for Green Deal success at Annual Summit

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- Urgent implementation of Single European Sky (SES) and updated SES Regulation; - Dedicated EU industrial policy for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs); - Stepped up global...

[Study] Fully implementing Europe’s Single Aviation Market could save the EU economy €37 billion per year

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A new study1 found that Europe’s 25-year old single aviation market is incomplete, costing EU airlines, their passengers and society up to €37 billion...

A4E CEOs lay out priorities in first meeting with new EU Transport Commissioner – TUI joins A4E

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Dedicated EU industrial policy for sustainable aviation fuel development urgently needed New cross-sector industry roadmap will contribute to Green Deal targets EU leaders...

Airlines for Europe (A4E) Cargo CEOs ask EU leaders for greater support in first-ever policy manifesto

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Airline transformation efforts in sustainability, efficiency and digitalisation need political backing  Europe’s leading air cargo CEOs today unveiled a set of key policy asks...

EU Transport Ministers compromise and agree to update blocked Single European Sky regulation from 2013

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Updates will enable greater airspace efficiencies and reduce delays in the future Regulatory update needs to be swiftly finalised for improvements to take...

Aviation taxes requested by 9 EU Finance Ministers will not reduce CO2 emissions, says Airlines for Europe (A4E)

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Statement by EU Finance Ministers requesting EU coordination on aviation pricing is full of flaws Unilateral national taxation measures such as those introduced by...