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IATA and Europe

The main European Regional Office and the Operations and Service Center located in Madrid. Together with the country offices network European activities are focused on responding to the needs of its member airlines, accredited travel agents and industry partners.

Political and regulatory issues are led from the Brussels office, where experts deal with  issues as diverse as safety, security, passenger rights, slots, and airport charges.  It develops lobbying positions with member airlines - in many cases in close cooperation with other airline associations. These positions are presented at the EU Commission, Council and Parliament.

Regulatory representation

IATA's European offices maintain close relations with governments and the institutions of the European Union, paying particular attention to decisions made by European regulators that could potentially impact on IATA member airlines and how they do business.

Current regulatory issue: EU Airport Package

  • Proposal to revise the slots Regulation (EEC) No 95/93 on the allocation of slots at Community airports - read full position paper (pdf)
  • Proposal to revise the groundhandling Directive 96/67/EC on access to the ground-handling market at Community airports - read full position paper (pdf)
  • Proposal to revise the noise Directive 2002/30/EC on the establishment of rules and procedures with regard to the introduction of noise-related operating restrictions at Community airports - read full position paper (pdf)
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