ACI EUROPE Activities
By Virginia Lee, Director: Media & Communications, ACI EUROPE
Airports welcome new European Health Safety Protocol as “risk-based, effective, proportionate and practical”
ACI EUROPE has signalled a safe return to air travel, as the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published their anticipated Aviation Health Safety Protocol.
ACI EUROPE has revealed that Europe’s airports saw a -98.6% drop in passenger traffic during April compared with the same period last year, resulting in a loss of -202 million passengers. The European network of 500+ airports welcomed only 2.8 million passengers in April.
23 CEOs and Presidents of major EU companies and industry federations call on the EU to spur solidarity across the bloc. This cross-industry statement comes as the EU Heads of State and Government prepare for a video conference on 23 April 2020 that will focus on recovery post-COVID-19.
The unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on European airports is clear as March passenger numbers are released. “Restoring air connectivity will be a cornerstone of economic recovery,” says Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE. ACI EUROPE calls for effective EU and international coordination and launches dedicated “OFF THE GROUND” project.