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Air Transport Competitiveness in Austria

Air transport is a key enabler of economic activity in Austria.

It supports 95,000 jobs and EUR 7.6 billion of gross value to GDP, which accounts for 2.1% of Austrian GDP.

Main Industry Priorities

  • Industry Competitiveness
  • Aviation Security
  • Infrastructure Capacity Development (ground and air)

Main Industry Priorities 

  •  Environment and Sustainability
  • Operational Costs (airport and ANSP charges)
  • Industry Events

Policy Recommendations

  • Abolish the Air Transport Levy (Flugabgabe)
  • Increase the cost-competitiveness and cost-relatedness of Austrian Air Traffic Control (ATC) charges
  • Promote efficient airport charges regulation based upon the Single Till principle
  • Avoid introducing additional (environmental) taxes, double taxation and parallel environmental regimes
  • Promote innovation technology and processes, such as remote tower control, security and border control
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AIR TRANSPORT REGULATORY COMPETITIVENESS INDICATORS 2019

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