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ACI World Rebukes IATA for Claiming Airport Charges are Too High

ACI Europe said IATA claims about “outrageous” charges to the tune of 2.3 billion dollars are “out of context” and create a distorted picture of the truth.

Europe’s Airport Passenger Traffic in Downward Spiral in January-June

Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports during the first half of 2021 shows a downward spiral year on year (-76.9%), according to data of ACI Europe.

EU Digital COVID Certificate Must Be Ready By July 1, Says European Tourism Manifesto

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance is urging EU Member States to ensure swift and effective implementation of the Digital COVID Certificate for travel by July 1 at the latest.

ACI Europe Calls for EU to Follow UK’s Example and Plan for Travel Restart

ACI Europe Director General Olivier Jankovec has called for the EU to follow the example of the UK and begin planning for the restart of international travel.

Europe’s Tourism Sector Calls for EU Task Force to Restore Travel

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, a group of more than 60 travel organisations, has called for the creation of Commission-led Task Force to restore freedom of movement.

Covid-19: Greece’s Airports Among Hardest Hit in Europe 

Airports in Greece were among those hit hardest by Covid-19 restrictions in 2020, according to European industry trade association ACI Europe.

Air Travel in Systemic Collapse with Nearly 7,000 Routes Lost, Says ACI Europe

ACI Europe and the European Travel Commission (ETC) are urging the EU to come up with more flexible state aid rules to provide assistance to airports and support air connectivity.

ACI Europe: Over 6,000 Air Routes in Europe Still Not Restored

More than 6,000 air routes previously operated from Europe’s airports have not been restored since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an ACI Europe report.

Travel and Aviation Bodies Call for Quarantine-free Journeys

In view of the holiday season, global travel and aviation bodies are calling on EU governments to lift quarantine measures and restore travel.

Passenger Traffic Down by 81% at European Airports

Passenger traffic at European airports has decreased by 81 percent as a result of quarantine-based travel restrictions, ACI Europe said.

Europe’s Aviation Bodies Commit to Reach Net Zero CO2 Emissions by 2050

Over 20 European aviation associations have come together and announced a joint commitment to work with policy makers to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2050.

Analysis: No Correlation Between Covid-19 Infection Rates and Air Passenger Traffic

ACI Europe releases analysis showing no correlation between increased air passenger volumes and Covid-19 infection (positivity) rates in Europe during Q3.

ACI Calls for EU Recovery Plan for Airports

ACI Europe is calling for an EU Recovery Framework for Aviation and for governments to provide the requisite funding to support airports.

Almost 200 European Airports May Face Insolvency Due to Crisis in Air Travel

Almost 200 airports may face insolvency in the coming months if passenger traffic does not start to recover by year end, according to ACI Europe.

Covid-19: Aviation, Tourism Sectors Not Happy with EU Guidance on Travel Restrictions

Aviation and tourism bodies are disappointed with the EU's guidance to member states on better coordinating Covid-19 travel measures.

EU-wide Covid-19 Testing Protocol for Travel Proposed by Aviation Bodies

European aviation bodies are calling for member states to replace quarantine measures with Covid-19 testing for passengers from high-risk areas.

Europe’s Travel and Tourism Industry Calls for End to Quarantines in EU

Over 20 travel and tourism bodies are calling for the European Commission to replace quarantine restrictions with a common EU testing protocol for travel.

Europe’s Airlines and Airports Urge EU to Extend Waiver of Slot Use Rules

Europe’s airlines and airports are calling for the European Commission to extend the suspension of EU regulations on airport slots and grant a full winter season waiver.

Passengers Through Europe’s Airports Down by 106m in March due to Covid-19

Europe’s airports lost 106 million passengers in March due to the Covid-19 outbreak, according to figures released by ACI Europe.

Europe’s Hard-hit Aviation Industry Calls on EU to ‘Act Now’

Europe’s aviation stakeholders are ringing alarm bells calling on EU lawmakers to take action now and protect the industry as the Covid-19 crisis pushes ahead.