We are facing fierce international competition, and we must be prepared for it.
- Negotiating new EU-level agreements with several countries and regions in the world to improve market access.
- Providing more connections and better prices for passengers.
- Exploring new measures to address unfair commercial practices from third countries.
- Creating investment opportunities with third countries based on mutual liberalisation of ownership and control rules.
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Facts and figures
- European aviation is facing new competitive challenges in the rapidly evolving global market.
- European airlines are restricted in their ability to access markets outside the EU.
- A 10% increase in the supply of intercontinental flights results in a 4% increase in the number of headquarters of large firms.
- A 10% increase of departing passengers in a metropolitan region increases the employment in the services sector of that region by 1%.
- A 10% increase in air traffic equals an increase of 0.5% of GDP per capita.
- In 2033 passenger traffic in the Asia Pacific region will account for over 40% of world air traffic.
- China will become the world’s largest air transport market in 2023.
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