Nine more European airlines join ERA (European Regions Airline Association) strengthening the message that the industry needs to join forces to lobby for exceptional measures during these unprecedented times to ensure aviation will survive and remain instrumental in rebuilding the new European economy once we move to recovery.
As borders continue to remain closed and aircraft are grounded across the globe, the collaborative work of the aviation industry has never been more important. Recognising this, nine airlines have joined airline association ERA to utilise its strong collective voice, bringing the total number of airline members to 61. This comes following several weeks of active lobbying initiatives by ERA on behalf of its 200+ members in an attempt to mitigate the disastrous effects of COVID-19.
Montserrat Barriga, ERA Director General, says: “The situation is like nothing we have ever witnessed before, not in our lifetime or indeed our industry’s history. It’s at times like this that we need to come together to ensure our future and that of air transport globally. Solidarity has never been more needed, and we are pleased to welcome all of these new carriers to ERA, who agree we have a better chance to survive these challenging times by working together as one. Europe needs to acknowledge that aviation will be instrumental in its economic recovery, and paramount in the weeks and months to come in reuniting families and friends with their loved ones by providing vital connectivity.”