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European Commission proposes upgrade of Single European Sky for a more sustainable air traffic management – A4E asks for more

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Today, the European Commission is proposing an upgrade of the Single European Sky regulatory framework which comes on the heels of the European Green...

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

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

European Commission proposes a common approach (with a common colour code) to travel measures

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On 4 September, the Commission has adopted a proposal for a Council Recommendation to ensure that any measures taken by Member States that restrict free movement...

European Commission approves €199.45 million Italian support to compensate Alitalia for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak

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The European Commission has found Italian €199.45 million support in favour of Alitalia to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measure...

EU delivers additional emergency assistance to Lebanon following the explosion in Beirut

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Today a second European Union (EU) Humanitarian Airbridge flight landed in Beirut, Lebanon, delivering 12 tonnes of essential humanitarian supplies and medical equipment, including...

Coronavirus Global Response: European Union organises a humanitarian air bridge from Lyon to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

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A flight from the European Union (EU) humanitarian air bridge will land in Abidjan today, carrying medical equipment and PPE for Ivorian health personnel. The...

State aid: European Commission approves €290 million Belgian support to Brussels Airlines in the context of the coronavirus outbreak

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On July 24th, Brussels Airlines announced that it had reached an agreement with the Belgian Federal Government and Lufthansa to secure the future of Belgium’s...

State aid: European Commission approves €62 million Romanian loan guarantee to compensate Blue Air for damage suffered due to coronavirus outbreak and provide the airline with urgent liquidity support

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The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a Romanian loan guarantee of up to around €62 million (approximately RON 301 million)...

State aid: European Commission approves €133 million Portuguese liquidity support to SATA airline; opens investigation into other public support measures

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The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, €133 million in liquidity support to SATA Air Açores (SATA). The aid will allow...

State aid: European Commission approves €1 billion Danish and Swedish measure to recapitalise SAS

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The European Commission has approved Danish and Swedish plans to contribute up to SEK 11 billion (approximately €1 billion) to the recapitalisation of SAS....

State aid: European Commission approves €30 million Estonian measure to support Nordica in the context of the coronavirus outbreak

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The European Commission has approved a €30 million Estonian measure to provide a share capital increase and a subsidised interest loan to the state-owned...

State aid: European Commission approves German aid scheme to support airports affected by the coronavirus outbreak

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The European Commission has approved a German aid scheme to support airports in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved partially...

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...