ETF Civil Aviation Section is closely monitoring the developments in European aviation caused by the spread of COVID-19. It is clear that we are dealing with an unprecedented crisis and that aviation will not be the same once the immediate threat is over. It remains to be seen how long the crisis will last and when the demand for airline services will return.
The changes we see in European aviation have grave consequences for all groups of workers – working for airlines, air navigations services providers, airports or ground handling operators.
To ensure that the industry is saved and rebuilt, a series of aviation-specific measures need to be taken in short, medium and long-term perspective both by the European Institutions as well as the individual Member States. These measures must include:
All of the points above are explained in detail in the statement issued by the ETF today, available here.