Cargolux joins Airlines for Europe
19 / 12 / 2016
Cargolux has become the first all-cargo carrier to join the Airlines for Europe (A4E) association as the group reveals plans to launch a cargo working group.
Cargolux chief executive Richard Forson said he looked forward to working with the group on aviation issues that are affected by regulations at a European level.
"The European Union develops many important policies that have a direct impact on an airline’s ability to transport air cargo efficiently, securely, safely and profitably.
"A4E has an important mission in representing the views of European airlines, and in working with the regulators to ensure that EU policy will contribute to the competitiveness of the European air transport sector and a level playing field at a global level.
"Cargolux will gladly take a full part in supporting A4E achieve this mission”, said Forson.
A4E will introduce a specialised working group as well as ensuring that its current and future campaigns will reflect the expanded requirements of Cargolux.
A4E managing director Thomas Reynaert said: "Adding Cargolux to our member base clearly shows that A4E is continuing on its path to represent the European airline community, regardless of its airlines’ business models.
"We have achieved a lot in 2016 and uniting 14 airline groups will give us the right momentum to grow further. Air transport is just too important for Europe’s economic development – it needs a strong voice in Brussels and the Member States."
The association was launched at the start of this year to lobby against rising costs. Current members include: Aegean, airBaltic, Air France KLM, Cargolux, easyJet, Finnair, Icelandair, International Airlines Group (IAG), Jet2.com, Lufthansa Group, Norwegian, Ryanair, TAP Portugal and Volotea.