The first carbon neutral airline in the world: utopia?
The aviation industry in general - and airlines in particular - has long argued its contributions to society’s well-being, and rightly so. The sector’s contribution to the global economy, employment, connectivity and regional development speaks for itself and has done so for decades. Today, as an enabler, and according to the Air Transport Action Group, the aviation industry facilitates more than 62 million jobs, creates 2.7 trillion dollars in global economic impact and acco
EU single air transport market under threat? The solution requires more than just a new trade defenc
Over the last two decades, the single and fully liberalised European market for air transport has brought multiple benefits such as new entrants in the industry, more choice for consumers, additional markets being served and more EU and regional connectivity. These achievements have all contributed to the success of the aviation industry, the traveling public and European society. One of the key elements is that competition flourishes and that the market decides who survives
EU-US open skies agreement should serve as blueprint for Brexit aviation deal
Article 50 of the Treaty of the EU (the Lisbon Treaty) allows that the UK may decide to withdraw from the EU in accordance with its own constitutional requirements. It goes on to mention that obligations will cease to apply from the date of entry into force of the withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU or two years after notification by the UK. However, the period of two years can be extended, subject to certain procedural conditions. With the UK government’s triggeri