ACI Europe, CANSO and IATA are among the associations calling for the EU to prioritise aviation sustainability in future COVID-19 recovery plans.
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ACI Europe has outlined that calls for the extension of the 80-20 airport slot waiver should only be considered following a data-driven and evidence-based approach.
ACI Europe's commitments and recommendations focus on the safe resumption of European aviation as COVID-19 travel restrictions begin to ease.
The three associations have welcomed the European Commission's call to lift all remaining COVID-19 European travel restrictions, including quarantine.
In the latest instalment of International Airport Review's exclusive CEO series, Dr. Constantin von Alvensleben, Chief Executive Officer of Tirana International Airport, offers a positive perspective on the current crisis with a strong belief that aviation can recover and prosper.
ACI Europe data has outlined that only 4.3 million passengers travelled through the vast network of European airports during May 2020.
The new guidelines for European aviation outline measures that will ensure the safest way to travel amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the aviation industry, data from ACI Europe shows a 59.5 per cent fall in passenger traffic in March 2020.
As the aviation industry continues to struggle amidst the COVID-19 crisis, ACI Europe and other European aviation stakeholder associations have called for better financial support.
In response to the drastic impact of COVID-19 on the aviation industry, ACI World has suggested five global policy measures to alleviate the shortfall.
The letter, titled COVID-19: Aviation Relief Programme, calls on EU transport ministers and the European Commission to adopt supportive measures.
Following the European Commission's decision to temporarily waive airport slot rules until 30 June 2020, ACI Europe and IATA have hailed the announcement.
Jost Lammers assumes his new duties from Dr. Michael Kerkloh, who has been Munich Airport's long-standing President and CEO.