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About ERA

ERA (European Regions Airline Association) is the trade association representing more than 55 airlines and over 150 associate members, including manufacturers, airports, suppliers and aviation service providers, across the entire spectrum of the aviation industry. The power of one collective voice, representing multiple businesses, to promote and protect one industry sector is incredibly strong.

ERA works on behalf of its members to represent their interests before Europe’s major regulatory bodies, governments and legislators to encourage and develop long-term and sustainable growth for the sector and industry. The association also brings members together to exchange information and learn from each other through events, groups, meetings and forums. A major part of ERA’s role is to raise the profile and importance of its members, to champion green and sustainable air connectivity and European air transport.

Please see our latest publication about our priorities and work for our members.

ERA’s vision

To promote and defend the airline industry in providing safe and sustainable air connectivity to all regions of Europe.

  • Being the voice of our sector, representing the interests of our members and advocating to ensure a fit for purpose regulatory environment.
  • Promoting the unique contribution of the European regions airline sector in protecting and developing regional economies and local communities.
  • Promoting social responsibility and environmental sustainability through advocating for the implementation of robust governance principles.
  • Campaigning for continuous improvement in air safety and efficiency by collaborating with aviation safety and traffic management authorities. 
  • Enabling collaboration among members by providing co-operative business opportunities, focus groups and networking platforms while debating issues impacting our industry and joining our resources for the common good.

The European market

The European air transport industry is one of the most heavily regulated in the world in terms of social rights, consumer protection and the environment. With approximately one billion passengers flying on over 8.544 million flights (ATAG 2017), the European market contributes €823bn to European economic activity.

Our sector

ERA’s airlines provide vital connectivity and support for Europe’s regions, promoting social and territorial equality and cohesion as well as contributing to increased tourism, investment and job creation.

Our sector is an essential and crucial element of European air transport contributing hugely to economic and growth within Europe. ERA’s airlines:

  • carry over 52 million passengers per year;
  • operate over 850,000 flights;
  • on over 1,500 routes.