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ACI Europe: Airport Passenger Numbers Picking Up in 2022 But Threats Remain

ACI Europe has revised upwards its passenger traffic forecast for 2022 and beyond but warned that challenges still exist and can lead to air traffic going “down” again.

ACI Sees Traffic Picking Up at Europe’s Regional Airports this Summer

Passenger traffic is expected to pick up further this summer in Europe’s smaller regional airports but challenges continue to impact the sector.

Global Air Travel Industry Wants End to Covid-19 Controls

Airlines and airports are calling for all remaining COVID restrictions applying to intra-EU and Schengen area travel to be dropped.

Airports and Airlines Urge Countries to Follow EU Advice and Drop COVID Travel Restrictions

ACI EUROPE and IATA are urging member states to follow the EU Council’s recent recommendation for external travellers entering the European Union.

EU to Lift Travel Restrictions for the Vaccinated from Third Countries

The European Council has updated its recommendation on the temporary restriction of non-essential travel into the EU from third countries.

Eurocontrol and ACI Europe Partner for Efficiency and Sustainability in Aviation

Eurocontrol has partnered with ACI Europe, the trade association bringing together all of Europe’s airports, to boost commitment towards a successful and sustainable future for European aviation.

Covid and Omicron Continue to Impact European Airport Traffic

Ongoing restrictions to address Covid-19 and its variants continued to impact airport traffic into 2021, according to a report by ACI Europe.

EU Extends Slot Relief Rules for Airlines Until October 2022

The European Commission adopted an extension to the airport slot relief rules of the 2022 summer scheduling season, running from March 28 until October 29.

Europe’s Airports Lose 1.26 Billion Passengers in Jan-Oct

Europe’s airports have lost 1.26 billion passengers so far this year - a decrease of 62% compared to 2019 pre-pandemic levels, according to ACI Europe’s latest traffic data.

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.

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.

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.

Airlines, Airports Call on EU to Align with Sector’s Slot Use Proposals

Europe’s airlines and airports are highly concerned by the European Commission’s proposal to amend the airport slot regulation.

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.

Covid-19: Athens Airport was Resilient in Q3, says ACI Europe Report

Athens Airport managed to show signs of resilience in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic achieving a smaller third quarter (Q3) decline compared to other airports in the region.

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.

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.

Guidelines for Airports to Offer Healthy Passenger Experience Released

ACI Europe has released its Guidelines for a Healthy Passenger Experience at Airports to support a safe and coordinated restart in aviation.
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