Airlines for Europe (A4E)

Europe’s travel & tourism sector calls on EU governments to chart restart plan in time for summer

Over 60 travel and tourism organisations unveil concrete recommendations for re-opening travel & tourism in Europe, including the creation of…

Airlines for Europe (except Ryanair) satisfied by EU Slots Relief Proposal

Airlines for Europe (A4E)* welcomes the swift agreement by the EU institutions to grant European airlines relief from the “use…

Airlines disappointed by European Commission proposal on airport slots relief in 2021

Airlines and Airports stress need to align European Commission proposal on airport slot relief in summer 2021 with aviation industry…

EU Aviation maps a sustainable, post-crisis future in Round Table Report

All stakeholders, including policymakers, to work together to reach net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050. EU leaders invited to join an…

Belgian travel and aviation sector call for introduction of antigen testing for travellers at airports

ABTO, Air Belgium, A4E, BAR Belgium, BATA, BATM, Belgian Travel Organisation, Brussels Airport   Company, Brussels Hotels Association, Brussels South Charleroi…

Pressure intensifies to drop quarantines in favour of EU-wide passenger testing protocol

Aviation bodies set out a common framework for pre-departure testing to re-establish freedom of movement in Europe and reunite families…

Airlines for Europe issues “Last Call” for common EU approach to COVID-19 travel restrictions

Adoption of common criteria and thresholds to evaluate the epidemiological risk of travel; Adherence to a European colour-coded map updated…

Airlines and airports agree conditions for European winter slots waiver of the “use-it-or-lose-it” rule

Severe impact of COVID-19 and continued uncertainty requires the immediate extension of the current waiver for the winter season. Airlines,…

European airlines and airports issue stark warning to Prime Ministers over inconsistent travel restrictions

Failure to follow science-based advice runs contrary to expert authorities and is crippling Europe’s economies. Europe’s airline and airport associations…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Advanced HEPA filters constantly clean the air on board, limiting the risk of virus transmission and providing a safe environment.…

Joint effort to deliver additional environmental benefits during the traffic downturn

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

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

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

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