AEA’s response to the public consultation on the aviation package

AEA's response to the public consultation on the aviation package

Prerequisites for a competitive European airline industry policy

“Europe needs a cohesive, supportive aviation policy which begins with the premise that an air transport network is an essential resource, and that necessary or desirable regulation should be designed to take account of the competitiveness of Europe’s airlines.”

The Association of European Airlines (AEA) welcomes the European Commission’s initiative to launch a public consultation on its forthcoming aviation package.

This is a unique momentum for Europe to check-in for the flight forward and to regain its leading role in the global aviation market. Together with the announced new aviation package the Commission’s better regulation project is a crucial step towards achieving this goal.

The European aviation industry plays a vital role in Europe’s mobility, social cohesion, prosperity and growth. Our airlines are ready to commit to the jobs and growth agenda of the Commission and are looking forward to the upcoming discussions.

AEA has been the trustworthy voice of the European airlines for over 60 years. This paper, which has been drafted in collaboration with our member airlines as a complement to our response to the public consultation, sets out AEA’s key requirements for a European aviation policy which can improve the competitiveness of the EU aviation sector.

AEA’s response to the public consultation on the aviation package