1This includes airlines, airports, air navigation service providers, aeronautical manufacturing and trade unions, non-governmental organisations for environmental and consumer action, as well as service providers, ground-handling services, the duty free and travel retail sector, airport coordinators, tourism boards, general and business aviation and express carriers, including:
Airlines for Europe (A4E)
Airline Catering Association (ACA)
Airports Council International (ACI EUROPE)
AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD)
Airport Services Association (ASA)
Airport Regions Conference (ARC)
Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO)
The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations (ECTAA)
European Cockpit Association (ECA)
European Business Aviation Association (EBAA)
European Regions Airline Association (ERA)
European Express Association (EEA)
European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC)
The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF)
The European Travel Commission (ETC)
General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
EU Travel Tech
European Airport Coordinators Association (EUACA)
IndustriAll European Trade Union
Europa Tourism Global Union
2See page 17 in Round Table report
Note to editors:
• Aviation plays a vital socio-economic role both in Europe and around the world. It allows companies and nations to trade successfully, provides jobs and supports regional and global connectivity by fostering social contact between people, societies and communities across the globe.
• Europe’s aviation sector supports almost 10 million jobs and €672 billion in European Union economic activity, including 4.2% of all EU jobs and 4.2% of the EU’s GDP.3
• Aviation is a key economic sector which was impacted first and hit the hardest by the COVID-19 crisis. Its unprecedented and devastating impact necessitates urgent action to stabilise the sector and put it back on its feet (operationally, financially, socially and sustainably).
3Data from the ATAG 2020 Report
ACI EUROPE (Airports Council International) is the European region of Airports Council International (ACI), the only worldwide professional association of airport operators. ACI EUROPE represents over 500 airports in 46 European countries. Our members facilitate over 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe: 2.5 billion passengers, 20.7 million tonnes of freight and 25.7 million aircraft movements in 2019. In response to the Climate Emergency, in June 2019 our members committed to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions for operations under their control by 2050, without offsetting.
Airlines for Europe (A4E) is Europe's largest airline association, based in Brussels. The organisation advocates on behalf of its 16 airline group members to help shape EU aviation policy to the benefit of consumers, ensuring a continued safe and competitive air transport market. Follow us on Twitter @A4Europe.
ASD is the voice of European Aeronautics, Space, Defence and Security Industries, actively promoting and supporting the competitive development of the sector by advocating common positions towards European Institutions and International organisations. Follow us @ASDEurope.
The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) is the global voice of air traffic management worldwide. CANSO Members support almost 90 percent of world air traffic. Members share information and develop new policies, with the ultimate aim of improving air navigation services on the ground and in the air. CANSO represents its Members’ views in major regulatory and industry forums, including at ICAO, where it has official Observer status. CANSO has an extensive network of Associate Members drawn from across the aviation industry. For more, visit canso.org.
European Cockpit Association (ECA)
is the representative body of European pilot associations, representing over 40.000 pilots from across Europe, striving for the highest levels of aviation safety and fostering social rights and quality employment in Europe. www.eurocockpit.be
Founded in 1980, European Regions Airline Association (ERA) is a non-profit trade association representing over 60 airlines and around 150 companies involved in European air transport and is the only association representing the entire spectrum of companies involved in European aviation. The association promotes the interests of European airlines by lobbying European regulatory bodies on policy matters, promoting the social and economic importance of air transport and its environmental commitments.
The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) embraces transport trade unions from the European Union, the European Economic Area, and Central and Eastern Europe. The ETF represents more than 5 million transport workers from more than 200 transport unions and 41 European countries.
Media Contacts of the Drafters of the Report:
ACI EUROPE: Virginia Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org +32 2 552 09 82
A4E: Jennifer Janzen, email@example.com +32 499 828294
ASD: Pierre Laffont, Pierre.Laffont@asd-europe.org +32 473 13 11 64
CANSO: Johnny Pring, firstname.lastname@example.org + 32 493 536124
ECA: Kameliya Encheva, email@example.com +32 490 411203
ERA: Paula Bangle firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0)1276 485558
ETF: Zala Turšič, email@example.com +32 478 79 41 12