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The European Commission celebrates today the 25 years of the EU Aviation Market that started June 26th 1992. It is with delight that we chime in amidst prayers of travel ever cheaper, safer and open to more people than ever before. Quotes – Here is one In a campaign exercise of quotes, ranging from European Commissioner for Transport to Airport and Airline CEOs, we thought only fair to quote yet another CEO. Assuming a thriving Aviation market following 25 years of liberalization in one of the countries it served best, we quote Mr Karsten Balke, Germania’s CEO: The very idea…
Following a first report in April last year, “Das Erste” released what is to our knowledge the 2nd German TV broadcast to explain and put into context the “pay-to-fly” (p2f) phenomenon. This report also hits the mark on a wide range of previously covered topical issues including: the training expense/business, the rise of MPLs and Lufthansa‘s case, Atypical Employment in European Aviation and the Colgan crash intertwined in the origins of p2f. Our sincere gratitude to Nienke Groenendijk, sworn certified translator for the English and Dutch language at the district court of Amsterdam, for her continuous support and dedication to…
Echoing the “Social dumping in the EU” report approved by the EP earlier in September, today Feb. 16th has been approved the “Aviation Strategy for Europe”. Though a political text (to be released) with no direct legislative value, the Parliament takes position and calls the EU Commission and Member states to take action. Vote result as follows: 397 MEPs in favour – near entirety of big political groups (EPP, S&D and ALDE). 99 against (radical left and Greens prominently) 49 abstained The choice to support social concerns The Strategy, from competitiveness to consolidation and environmental concerns, encompasses amendments proposed by…
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