EU Matters

Editorial: Standing by our airport – Brussels Airport

Editorial: Standing by our airport – Brussels Airport

By Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE

Editorial: Security & Europe: Time to grasp the nettle

Editorial: Security & Europe: Time to grasp the nettle

By Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE.

More efficient runway throughput with RECAT-EU

More efficient runway throughput with RECAT-EU

By Frank Brenner, Director General of EUROCONTROL.

Airport Charges back on the agenda. Again.

Airport Charges back on the agenda. Again.

Some big name airlines have been heavily campaigning for more regulation of airport charges and as the European Commission (the EC) is working hard to finalise its forthcoming new ‘Aviation Package’ it looks increasingly likely that airport charges is going to be one of the policy issues which will be addressed by the Package, in some shape or form. Donagh Cagney, Economics Manager at ACI EUROPE, reports.

Editorial: Ready to hear the old song again?

Editorial: Ready to hear the old song again?

Summer is ending and we can start looking back at some very good months for passenger traffic at Europe’s airports – with the notable exception of Russia. EU traffic has been performing particularly well, providing yet another indication that the Eurozone economies might finally be turning the corner. Despite suboptimal GDP growth and still significant downside risks, aviation is essentially benefiting from a rare moment of harmonious positives. There is little doubt that lower oil prices are an essential part of this equation.