With the risk of the industry facing irreversible damage growing ever more likely, European aviation and tourism organisations have called for better and more effective financial support.
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Should the certificate be adopted, those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 would benefit from the ability to travel freely throughout Europe, without being hindered by testing or quarantines.
Gabriele Dackaite, ANIMA Project Information Officer at Airport Regions Council (ARC), details the work of the organisation with airport regions, and highlights the funding opportunities that are available for green recovery in EU projects post-COVID-19.
The European Commission's strategy reinforces the sector’s existing commitments towards a sustainable post-crisis future, including reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The new guidelines outline that travellers should be treated in the same way as members of the local population who have not had any direct contact to a person infected with COVID-19.
The partnership has brought together airlines, ANSPs, ACI Europe and EUROCONTROL to effectively coordinate the modernisation of European ATM.
The commitment follows the publication of analysis that details ways that aviation can recover sustainably and more resiliently from the COVID-19 pandemic.
ACI Europe has called on the European Commission to urgently adopt an EU Recovery Framework for Aviation and for governmental support.
After urging the European Commission to implement COVID-19 testing in September, three aviation bodies have intensified the calls for replacing quarantine requirements prior to the holiday season in order to support the recovery of the industry.
The open letter to the President of the European Commission has called for the development of an EU COVID-19 testing protocol for travel.
With a coordinated and consistent global approach to COVID-19, BARIG has said that passenger confidence in travelling will be restored.
In order to support its partners in the deployment of SESAR ATM modernisation projects amidst COVID-19, the SESAR Deployment Manager has introduced a range of measures.
Around 40 airport operators and airlines are currently involved in the EASA and ECDC COVID-19 guidelines monitoring programme, with Istanbul Airport being among the most recent additions.
International Airport Review spoke with EASA about the importance of having a consistent approach to COVID-19 health safety, and to learn more about its new aviation guidelines that were developed with ECDC.
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.