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KLM Cityhopper (photo by Renee Derksen)

SAS, KLM and more to speak at ERA conference

The European Regions Airline Association’s annual conference takes place this week in Vienna.

CEOs and senior executives from the European aviation community are heading to the ERA Regional Airline Conference in Vienna this week, in what the association says are record numbers.

The event organised by the European Regions Airline Association, which represents 52 airlines and 139 service providers, takes place on April 18-19.

It will focus on key topics such as the industry skills shortage, imminent challenges and threats to aviation and Brexit – all issues that are important to the future of European aviation.

The ERA says the conference “will provide in-depth insight on the sector, covering the latest developments on current issues facing the industry and identifying common opportunities”.

It will feature “an extensive agenda of high-profile speakers and expert panellists” who include ERA member airline leaders Mikael Wångdahl (SAS External Production), Warner Rootliep (KLM Cityhopper), Christine Ourmières-Widener (Flybe), Graham Baguley (Titan Airways), Martin Isler (Luxair Luxembourg Airlines) and Andy Green (Jota Aviation).

Also speaking will be Eamonn Brennan, director general of Eurocontrol, and Filip Cornelis, director for aviation and international transport affairs at the European Commission.

A united approach
“One of ERA’s greatest strengths is its members who share a united and supportive approach to building a competitive and resilient aviation sector,” claims Montserrat Barriga, the association’s director general.

“Connectivity is extremely important to Europe’s economic wellbeing and social development, and ERA’s members play a vital part in this. With so many members from all over Europe attending the ERA Regional Airline Conference, the event is an ideal opportunity to showcase their contribution and to bring everyone together to network.”

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