Tag: European Union

Passenger Airport Charges Double in 10 Years

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) calls on the European Union to significantly strengthen economic regulation of major European airport monopolies by focusing on the interests of passengers. Enforcing greater cost-efficiency at Europe’s airports will feed through into cheaper air fares, stimulate travel and enhance European competitiveness. In turn, this will support jobs and grow […]

European Union Updates Blacklist of Banned Airlines

The European Commission updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of non-European airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. The EU Air Safety List seeks to ensure the highest level of air safety for European citizens, which is […]

EU Warns Airlines About Post-Brexit Access

Senior EU officials fear that the airline industry is “in denial” about the potential implications of Brexit, reports The Guardian today. Of chief concern is certain airlines’ continued ability to operate flights between member states once Britain leaves the EU. To do so, carriers must have a “significant” base within the EU and be majority-owned […]

Etihad Cargo Expands Freighter Services in Europe

Etihad Cargo, the freight division of Etihad Airways, has announced three new freighter services from Europe. Last month Etihad Cargo started operating Boeing 777 freighters from East Midlands and Stansted airports in the UK and from Copenhagen in Denmark. David Kerr, Senior Vice President of Etihad Cargo, said: “We have responded to our customers’ demand […]

AirBaltic Joins Airlines for Europe

Latvian carrier airBaltic has joined Airlines for Europe (A4E), adding to the lobbying group’s growing number of carriers. A4E has been steadily gaining members since its creation in January 2016 and has been campaigning on a variety of issues affecting the airline industry, notably air traffic control (ATC) strikes, removing what it regards as unreasonable […]

Ryanair CEO Says Brexit Will Likely Hurt Profits For Four Years

Ryanair Holdings Plc Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary said the fallout from Britain’s decision to quit the European Union will weigh on the discount carrier’s profit for as long as four years. The process of the U.K. negotiating its way out of the bloc, which could take two to four years, is set to depress […]

Ryanair Says ‘No New Planes for UK’ as it Pals Up with EU After Brexit

The budget airline will now focus on the European Union, despite its largest hub being at the London’s Stansted Airport. Its boss, Michael O’Leary, was a vocal supporter of the Remain campaign and warned he would cut investment in Britain if it voted to leave. Now after its shares plummeted 23% in value, the Irish […]

EU Commission Updates Air Safety List – Iran and Africa Make Progress

The European Commission updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. The European Commission updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that do not meet international safety standards, […]

IATA: Industry Welcomes Clarity on EU Passenger Rights

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the publication of Interpretative Guidelines on Regulation 261/2004 by the European Commission which brings greater clarity to the European Union’s passenger rights regulation. This is an important stop-gap measure until critical reforms to EU 261/2004 are implemented. “A transparent and level playing field is important for passengers and […]

EU Negotiations With China and Japan For New Safety Agreements (BASA)

Just three months after its adoption by the European Commission, the Aviation Strategy is starting to deliver its first results. The 28 EU Member States have authorised the European Commission to open negotiations with China and Japan in view of concluding Bilateral Air Safety Agreements. Such agreements enhance air safety worldwide and contribute to the […]