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Aeropolitical affairs

ERA represents its members on various regulatory and legal affairs matters including Brexit, passenger rights legislation (including EU261 and passengers with reduced mobility), finance, ticket distribution, slot regulation, competition, PSO routes and other issues.

We work with key regulatory bodies to ensure that legislation is developed in a way that considers the specific needs of the regional aviation industry.

Aviation industry calls for a realistic target for the review of the slot waiver rule

When the delegated act will be discussed in the inter service consultation, airlines urge EU policy makers to be caut

Europe’s travel and tourism sector welcomes adoption of EU Digital Covid Certificate

The Tourism Manifesto Alliance recognises that the Regulation on “EU Digital COVID Certificate’ will help to restore

Launch of the #OpenUpToEurope campaign on 1 June

On Tuesday 1 June, ETC is launching its pan-European advertising campaign to reinforce consumer confidence and stimul

EC proposes re-opening non-essential travel to the EU

The European Commission has put forward a proposal on reopening non-essential travel from outside of the EU.

Commission and stakeholders discuss the recovery of European aviation

The European Commission and aviation industry reconvened six months after the publication of the Aviation Round Table

Aviation industry calls for swift implementation of the Digital Green Certificate

The trade associations representing Europe’s airlines and airports

COVID-19 Aviation Associations Taskforce – draft position paper

The European aviation industry associations have released a joint

EC proposes Digital Green Certificate

The European Commission published on 17 March 2021 a proposal for a ‘Digital Green Certificate’.

EU passenger rights: Swedish court ruling

A Swedish court has stated that a strike organised by pilots’ trade unions does not constitute an extraordinary

ERA Cargo Group

ERA is looking at setting up a new working group to identify and address specific cargo issues affecting members

Report on the application of the Package Travel Directive

The Commission published a 

Publication of amended EU slot regulations

On 20 February, a revised EU Regulation 95/93 (Slot Regulation) entered into force which covers the entire IATA Summe

Prolongation of State Aid Temporary Framework

In view of the persistence and evolution of the coronavirus outbreak, the European Commission has decided to prolong

Portuguese Presidency addresses TRAN Committee

In an address to the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) on 26 January, the Portugue

Thessaloniki Form adopts two papers

The Thessaloniki Forum of Airport charges regulators convened on 21 January.

Brexit deal secured

Following negotiations throughout 2020, a Brexit deal between the UK and EU was agreed on 24 December.

ERA position on state aid for aviation

Please see attached ERA's position on state aid for aviation (available for members only).

Industry urges keeping EU261 revision on the Council agenda

As the revision of EU261 might not be on the agenda of the German presidency of the Council of the EU starting from 1

Maintaining fair competition post-COVID

On 18 June, ERA held an online meeting with members, plus representatives from DG COMP and DG MOVE as well academic e

First aviation round table meeting

ERA took part at the first virtual aviation round table meeting jointly organised by DG MOVE and DG COMP on 28 May.

Steer presents main findings of slot study

During a videoconference held by the European Commission on 3 June – in which several ERA members also participated –

Ground handling-related work streams

In context of ground handling (GH), there are several works streams in which ERA has been involved in order to keep i

ERA presentation at the European Parliament

A working breakfast titled 'Higher Cost for European Consumers and SMEs through Airline Consolidation; took place in

ERA lobbies EASA SAB over EU261

Following the publication of the ERA study on EU261, ERA representatives were able to outline in more detail our posi

Highlighting EU261 safety implications

To support the concerns of its members, ERA has published a study highlighting the impact of EU261 and the negative i

EU finance ministers call for aviation taxation

Nine EU finance ministers (from Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and S

Publication of the Steer study on EU261

Following the release of the study ordered by the European Commission and conducted by the consultancy Steer on the c