Airlines for Europe

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Airlines for Europe
Airlines for Europe.jpg
Launch date 2016
Full members 14
Annual passengers (M) 500 million (2017)[1]
Headquarters Brussels
Website a4e.eu

Airlines for Europe (A4E) is a trade association of European airlines created in January 2016. It handles political lobbying operations for the benefit of its 14 members.

History[edit]

Airlines for Europe was created in January 2016 by Europe's five largest carriers: IAG, Air France–KLM, EasyJet, Lufthansa and Ryanair. It is the first time an airlines trade association gathers full-service and low-cost carriers. In was created in response to the ineffectiveness of the previous major European airlines trade association, the now defunct Association of European Airlines.[2]

Upon its creation, A4E declared war on supposedly subsidized airlines from the Gulf region that compete unfairly against other international airlines.[3] According to Lobbyfacts.eu, A4E has six representatives actively lobbying at the European parliament.[4]

Members[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "About". A4e.eu. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Victoria Bryan (20 January 2016). "New European airline lobby group targets strikes, airport fees". Reuters.com. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Airlines for Europe alliance launched". Citizenm.com. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Airlines for Europe (A4E)". Lobbyfacts.eu. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "airBaltic joins Airlines for Europe". Airbaltic.com. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 

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