2 MARCH 2015


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Article from BTNews 2 MARCH 2015

Carolyn McCall at the Euro Aviation Club

In a major speech to the European Aviation Club last week Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive of easyJet, emphasised four points concerning airport charges.  She also outlined the airline’s views in meetings with Violeta Bulc, new European Transport Commissioner, and a range of MEPs with an interest in transport.

•    All revenues, both aeronautical and commercial, are taken into account when setting charges.

•    A reduction of airports' return on capital.

•    An increase in airports' operating efficiency by 10%. 

•    The removal of the subsidy of transfer passengers.

Ms McCall confirmed easyJet’s EU perspective

“The EU plays a crucial role in supporting European aviation and easyJet is a shining example of that – without the liberalisation of European skies we would not exist in our current form.‎

“Europe is currently debating which policy framework to put in place, at a national and EU level, to promote the competitiveness of EU aviation.

"In order to get the best outcome for consumers, we believe that this framework should be based on fair competition, freedom of choice, and with passengers at the heart of policy making.

“We are calling on EU policy makers to revise the Airport Charges Directive and to rethink how we deliver Single European Skies.  www.easyjet.com

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