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A4E welcomes the recommendations of the European Commission’s “Wise Persons Group” report on the future of the Single European Sky

EU ATC is in crisis and in urgent need of reform Airlines seek more detail and greater involvement and ability to direct in...

Following record 2018 delays, EU member states approve weakest targets ever for air traffic controllers’ performance

Governments extend EU-wide delay targets from 0.5 minutes to 0.9 minutes per flight New targets will lead to increased delays and more CO2...

The European aviation industry complains about the poor targets for EU air traffic management

Airspace users’ statement on the EU Air Traffic Management (ATM) performance targets 2020-2024 The weakest levels of ambition in the history of the Single European...

Airlines for Europe (A4E): “Europe’s inefficient airspace cost the EU €17.6 bn in 2018; 334 million passengers affected”

Air Traffic Control (ATC) capacity and staff shortfalls responsible for >75% all 2018 delays Airlines for Europe (A4E) airlines working to mitigate passenger...

Airlines for Europe (A4E) urges EU to make aviation a future political priority; improvements in Europe’s air traffic management

Lack of airspace capacity, ill-suited policies and need for greater support on sustainability challenges are sounding the alarm bell for EU action Improvements...

Airlines for Europe (A4E) commits to developing sustainability targets to better support EU goals; calls for smart policies and tailored research & development initiatives

A new study reveals European airlines have saved 20 million tonnes of CO2 emissions since 2014 (equivalent to 1.6 million intra-EEA flights, or...

Airlines for Europe (A4E) unhappy about yet another ATC strike, in Belgium for a change

400+ flights cancelled due to national Air Traffic Control (ATC) strike in Belgium tomorrow   At least 50,000 travellers to be impacted, damaging European...

Hundreds of flights across Italy to be impacted by national Air Traffic Control (ATC) strike tomorrow  

The first strike of the year follows 30 ATC strike days in 2018, with millions of travellers affected -  The strike will take place between...

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...