As is customary in the beginning of each year, ACI EUROPE holds its New Year’s Reception in the European Parliament in Brussels. This year’s event on 23 January was kindly hosted by MEPs Gabriele Preuß (Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats) & Wim van de Camp (Group of the European People’s Party) – both of them members of the Committee on Transport & Tourism of the European Parliament.
In front of over 170 representatives from the EU institutions and the aviation industry, the President of ACI EUROPE and CEO of Munich Airport, Dr. Michael Kerkloh, stressed ACI EUROPE’s support for more Open Skies agreements and more investment in airport capacity. On the impact of Brexit, he called for the most liberal aviation regime between the UK and the EU to safeguard air connectivity. He also underlined that the new market dynamics reflected in the increasing airport competition should be at the core of the European Commission’s evaluation of the Airport Charges Directive.