Regional airline body criticises transport policy

ERAA says transport white paper represents missed opportunity

At a meeting in Luxembourg today, the board of the European Regions Airline Association has criticised the recently published European Commission White Paper for Transport, which it says has missed an opportunity to set a clear vision for the future of air transport in Europe and lacks the innovative, free market policies needed to achieve it. The association expressed significant concerns on several aspects of the paper, in particular the number of inconsistent statements on the growth of air transport and contradictory arguments.
There is “a failure to recognise ongoing environmental improvements made by air transport and to address the underlying problems facing European transport.” For example, “the shortage of airport capacity will not be resolved by any EC proposal to change the EU Slot Allocation regulation, continuing to ignore the massive subsidies applied to rail.” However, the board did acknowledge some positive aspects of the paper.
Airline News

x

Check Also

cruise, port, harbour, Oslo, Norway, halved, ships, turnaround, Per Erik Winther, manager, scandal, number, terminal, Royal Caribbean, build

Cruise visits to Oslo have halved. Why?

A former member of Oslo Cruise Network blames poor teamwork in Norway’s capital.

Bella, Copenhagen, center, mice, meetings, congress, 2018, biggest, Scandinavia, Denmark

Event kicks off big year for Bella Center

The almost 3,000 delegates now converging on Copenhagen are small fry compared to what’s coming.

Norway, winter, snow, mountains, avalanch risk, ski, sledding, weather, 2018

Ideal winter conditions in Scandinavia

It’s even possible to sunbathe in the mountains, a meteorologist claims.

Norwegian, Boeing 737-800, delivery, final, MAX, aircraft, type, low-cost, long-haul, flights

Norwegian’s last 737-800 delivery as MAX era starts

The airline takes delivery of its 100th direct-buy Boeing 737-800, an aircraft type that is already being replaced.

Nordica, Regional Jet, leasing, lessor, Estonia, LOT, Polish, Groningen, Tallinn

Estonian lessor expands its fleet

Regional Jet, founded by the national airlines of Estonia and Poland, will add two more planes to its fleet.

Norwegian Cruise Line, shipyard, NCL, Bliss, ship, build, launch, float out, Germany, sailings, mega-ship, karting, race track, Meyer Werft

First float-out for Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Cruise Line’s new cruise mega-ship takes to the water ahead of its April launch.