ERA calls for urgent and comprehensive measures to drive economic recovery of the airline industry

    European Regions Airline Association (ERA) called (17-Mar-2020) for a package of measures to help drive the economic recovery of the aviation industry post-coronavirus crisis. The ERA stated coordination between airlines and EU governments is required to preserve the European aviation single market. The ERA stated it encourages the European Commission and member states to give special consideration to airlines given the “critical” need for cash due to cuts in passenger revenue. It also encourages “clarity” on the possible application of Regulation EU261/2004 in the present situation, deferment of ATC charges and aviation taxes at EU or national levels and an EU-wide alleviation and exemption on crew training requirements to extend expiring licenses because of restrictions in training and training facilities. [more – original PR]