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European Commission approves €150 million Austrian loan to compensate Austrian Airlines for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak

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The European Commission has found an Austrian €150 million subordinated loan (convertible into a grant) in favour of Austrian Airlines AG to be in...

European Commission approves €250 million Latvian measure to recapitalise airBaltic

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The European Commission has approved a €250 million Latvian measure to recapitalise airBaltic in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved...

Ryanair to challenge Lufthansa bailout

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Reacting to the European Commission’s approval today (25 June) of the German Government’s €9bn bailout of Lufthansa, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said: “This is a spectacular...

European Commission approves €6 billion German measure to recapitalise Lufthansa

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The European Commission has approved German plans to contribute €6 billion to the recapitalisation of Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DLH), the parent company of Lufthansa...

European Commission signs aviation agreement with Japan

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The European Commission and Japan today signed an agreement on civil aviation safety, which will further boost the EU's already strong cooperation with Japan...

State aid: European Commission approves €1.2 billion Portuguese urgent liquidity support to TAP

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The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Portugal's plans to grant a €1.2 billion rescue loan in favour of Transportes Aéreos...

State aid: European Commission approves €286 million Finnish measure to recapitalise Finnair

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The European Commission has approved Finnish plans to contribute to the recapitalisation of Finnair through the subscription of new shares by the State in...

Coronavirus global response: EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flights to the Democratic Republic of Congo

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  As announced in our plane-spotting forum, the EU Humanitarian Air Bridge is operating three flights to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), carrying on...

Aviation Safety: European Commission adopts new EU Air Safety List – Armenia blacklisted

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The European Commission today updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions...

European Commission and German Government agree on Lufthansa rescue package – The airline surrenders 8 aircraft and 24 slots in Frankfurt/Munich

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The German Federal Government and the EU Commission agree on the Lufthansa dispute According to Handelsblatt, there is obviously a breakthrough in the recent deadlock...

European Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of Transat by Air Canada

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The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Transat by Air Canada, under the EU Merger Regulation. The...

European Commission’s guidance on how to safely resume travel and reboot Europe’s tourism in 2020 and beyond

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Today, the Commission presents a package of guidelines and recommendations to help Member States gradually lift travel restrictions and allow tourism businesses to reopen,...

European Commission asks its Member States to extend restriction on non-essential travel to the EU until 15 June 2020

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The European Commission invited Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States to extend the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU for another...

Coronavirus Global Response: EU sets up a Humanitarian Air Bridge

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The European Commission has set up an EU Humanitarian Air Bridge to transport humanitarian workers and emergency supplies for the coronavirus response to some...

European Commission approves €7 billion state aid for Air France

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Air France will receive a government loan of around €7 billion that would enable the French airline to maintain its solvency. The European Commission...

[Coronavirus] Twelve EU Member States ask Commission to amend Regulation (EC) 261/2004 to allow issuance of vouchers in lieu of refund

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In a joint statement, 12 member states (Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Ireland, Letland, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal) ask the...

European Commission approves €455 million Swedish guarantee scheme to support airlines affected by coronavirus outbreak

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The European Commission has approved a Swedish loan guarantee scheme to support airlines affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the...

[Coronavirus] European Commission approves Belgian scheme deferring payment of concession fees by Walloon airports

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State aid: Commission approves Belgian scheme deferring payment by Walloon airports of concession fees to mitigate the economic impact of coronavirus outbreak The European Commission...

[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...

State aid: European Commission approves French scheme deferring payment by airlines of certain taxes to mitigate economic impact of coronavirus outbreak

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First case of State Aid to aviation due to Coronavirus outbreak The European Commission has found a French scheme deferring the payment by airlines of...