Issue October 2012
Europe at a crossroads: Support economic growth
Aviation is a driver of growth par excellence. Particularly in the current euro crisis, Europe must strengthen the competitiveness of its own aviation industry – and can take a lesson from the Gulf states. There is an urgent need to act in three areas.
Emissions trading: European airlines pushing for global agreement
In September, government officials from Germany, France, Great Britain, and Spain jointly called on the EU to reinforce its efforts in finding a global solution for an emissions trading scheme. Given the serious distortion of competition and international opposition, a global arrangement through the UN ICAO is urgently necessary.
Single European Sky delayed: Pursue goals more vigorously
Implementation of the Single European Sky is among Europe's largest climate protection projects. Yet the once ambitious project is by no means exhausting the potential for optimisation – that is already quite clear by now. Implementation is also stalled - participating countries urgently need to show more drive.
Biofuels: Supporting mobility of the future
Responsibility for climate and environment: Lufthansa Group setting standards
++ Boeing 747-8: Next driver of efficiency at Lufthansa now in service ++ Compensation rule: German Federal Court of Justice follows EU guidance ++ Ground handling services: Sensible market opening is right approach ++ more ...
Issue July 2012
Euro crisis: Air Travel Tax & Co. straining tourism growth sector
Additional levies and charges such as the air travel tax are cutting into the core of the tourism industry. In the current euro crisis, this is a fatal development – especially for the hard-hit countries of southern Europe.
German micro-airports: EU substantially widening investigations
Fuel consumption: Lufthansa Group sets new record of efficiency
++ EU Emissions trading: Opposition persists ++ Cargo: U.S. accepts EU security regime ++ IATA: Europe’s airlines in descent mode ++ more ...
Issue April 2012
Bottom of the league: Millions in losses due to dangerous cocktail of government actions
Emissions trading: High time to avert a trade war
Ground handling services: European Commission promotes competition
Frankfurt: Global hub shutdown over six hours daily
++ Air travel tax: Fears confirmed ++ Lufthansa: 2011 Earnings ++ Air traffic control: Costs continue to rise ++ Berlin: Costs continue to rise ++ more ...