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

It supports 1.1m jobs and EUR 77.8 billion of gross value to GDP, which accounts for 2.2% of German GDP (2016).

​Main Industry Priorities

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

Other Key Priorities

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

Policy Recommendations

  • Abolish the aviation tax
  • Improve capacity on the ground and in the air and improve operational efficiency in particular by increasing Air Traffic Control (ATC) capacity and minimising Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) delays
  • Increase cost-efficiency of ATC services in particular by promoting implementation of a functioning Single European Sky (SES) with cost-efficient structures (including automization, speedy implementation of SESAR)
  • Focus on cost-efficient airport charges including adopting Single Till to reflect normal market conditions
  • Promote innovative technology and processes for border security and customs