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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.

EC Package Travel Directive (PTD) public consultation

19 April 2022: The European Commission (DG JUST) launched l

EC launches consultation on ADR implementation report

19 April 2022: The European Commission launched early April 2022

EC workshop on the upcoming revision of the API Directive

19 April 2022: The European Commission is currently carryin

DG MOVE workshop on the impact of COVID-19 on aviation

5 April 2022: Steer, the consultancy commissioned by DG MOV

Proposals to prolong EU DCC

21 March 2022: Last February, the European Commission’s pub

European Commission launches consultation on Air Services Regulation revision

8 March 2022: The awaited public consultation on the revisi

Launch of the Multimodal Passenger Mobility Forum (MPMF)

8 March 2022: ERA participated on 23 February, together with Mem

Updated rules on travel into the EU

23 February 2022: The European Council adopted on 22 Februa

ERA asks for the prolongation of slot relief rules for winter 22/23

23 February 2022:  ERA has co-signed a letter with wor

Decision on the 2022 Thessaloniki Forum work streams

23 February 2022: The Thessaloniki Forum held its first on-

EU DCC to be extended for another year

8 February 2022: The European Commission adopted on 3 February a

UK consultation on passenger rights

4 February 2022: The UK’s Department for Transport publishe

ERA supports newly-launched EU Pact for skills for the tourism ecosystem

25 January 2022: ERA has joined the initiative launched by

ERA signs petition to amend Polish PNR sanctions

11 January 2022: ERA continues to support the actions against Po

10 Member States support a declaration on air connectivity

14 December 2021: A note prepared by the delegation of Cyprus on

ERA drafts response to survey on COVID-19’s impact on aviation

15 December 2021: Consultancy Steer is supporting the European C

Launch of the European sustainable aviation observatory by French Minister of transport

14 December 2021: The French Minister of Transport, Jean-Ba

Prolongation of the state aid temporary framework

30 November 2021: The European Commission published on 18 Novemb

New EC proposals on intra-EU and international travel

30 November 2021: 70 travel and tourism organisations, incl

European Commission plans to revise Air Services Regulation

16 November 2021: The European Commission (DG MOVE) has opened t

Thessaloniki Forum discusses airport charges

16 November 2021: The Thessaloniki Forum convened on 16 November

Feedback to EC on 2022 slot relief

8 November 2021: ERA, alongside fellow airline associations

Information session on use of EU DCC in booking systems

29 October 2021:  The European Commission is organisin

Associations call for the lifting of unnecessary travel restrictions

20 October 2021: ERA, alongside fellow travel and tourism associ

eu-LISA begins carrier registration for EES and ETIAS

20 October 2021: The carrier registration for the Entry/Exi

Member feedback on future EU contingency plan

21 September 2021: The Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy (

Consultation on the Revision of the Package Travel Directive

7 September 2021: The Commission will, by 2022, carry out a deep

ERA calls for an extended deadline for EES implementation

7 September 2021: The European aviation sector is supportiv

ERA reacts to ECA report on EU261 implementation during crisis

27 July 2021: ERA has written to the President of the European C

Commission sets 50% slot use ratio for winter

27 July 2021: The Commission has adopted a delegated act on the

EU travel rules for the summer on track!

14 June 2021:

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

24 December 2020: Following negotiations throughout 2020, a Brex

ERA position on state aid for aviation

26 November 2020: Please see attached ERA's position on state ai

Industry urges keeping EU261 revision on the Council agenda

26 June 2020: As the revision of EU261 might not be on the agend

Maintaining fair competition post-COVID

18 June 2020: ERA has held an online meeting with members, plus

Steer presents main findings of slot study

3 June 2020: During a videoconference held by the European Commi

First aviation round table meeting

28 May 2020: ERA took part at the first virtual aviation round t

ERA presentation at the European Parliament

19 March 2020: A working breakfast titled 'Higher Cost for Europ

Publication of the Steer study on EU261

30 January 2020: Following the release of the study ordered by t