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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.

EU travel rules for the summer on track!

14 June 2021:

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

2 June 2021: When the delegated act will be discussed in the int

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

2 June 2021: The Tourism Manifesto Alliance recognises that the

Launch of the #OpenUpToEurope campaign on 1 June

2 June 2021: On Tuesday 1 June, ETC is launching its pan-Europea

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

5 May 2021: The European Commission has put forward a proposal o

Commission and stakeholders discuss the recovery of European aviation

5 May 2021: The European Commission and aviation industry reconv

Aviation industry calls for swift implementation of the Digital Green Certificate

21 April 2021: The trade associations representing Europe’s airl

COVID-19 Aviation Associations Taskforce – draft position paper

7 April 2021: The European aviation industry associations have r

EC proposes Digital Green Certificate

24 March 2021: The European Commission published on 17 March 202

EU passenger rights: Swedish court ruling

24 March 2021: A Swedish court has stated that a strike org

ERA Cargo Group

24 March 2021: ERA is looking at setting up a new working g

Report on the application of the Package Travel Directive

10 March 2021: The Commission published a 

Publication of amended EU slot regulations

20 February 2021: On 20 February, a revised EU Regulation 95/93

Prolongation of State Aid Temporary Framework

10 February 2021: In view of the persistence and evolution of th

Portuguese Presidency addresses TRAN Committee

27 January 2021: In an address to the European Parliam

Thessaloniki Form adopts two papers

27 January 2021: The Thessaloniki Forum of Airport charges

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