Today, on the occasion of its second Annual General Meeting and A4E Aviation Summit, member airline CEOs met with European policymakers and industry stakeholders in Brussels to discuss ways in which European Air Traffic can be made more reliable for passengers.
Today, the CEOs of A4E’s member airlines have reiterated their concerns on the poor implementation of the EU airports regulation (Airport Charges Directive) which has undermined Europe’s competitiveness and thwarted the creation of more than 200,000 jobs. Various studies, including by IATA, have revealed that charges at the largest European airports have doubled in 10 years (2006-2016) while average air fares intra-Europe have fallen from €199 to €96 in this same period.
A summary of the Committee’s exchange of views with a focus on digital and transport policy is now available.
Isavia has secured a ISK 12.5 billion (EUR 100 million) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The funds will be used to renovate existing infrastructure in addition to making capacity investments at Keflavik International Airport, in order to respond to substantial passenger growth. The agreement signed today closes Isavia’s funding needs for 2018.
A summary of the Committee’s consideration of the draft report is available.
Last year, passenger car sales grew by 3.4% – bringing the total number of cars sold in the EU to 15.1 million. This is a significant milestone as the symbolic 15-million mark was passed for the first time since 2007. Indeed, the European automobile industry is on a pathway to recovery. But even as we are coming close to pre‐crisis figures again after a full decade, the situation remains fragile. As we embark on the year 2018, it is crucial to maintain this trajectory of recovery within Europe, as well as safeguarding our competitiveness on the global level.
A summary of the first exchange of views is now available.