Ministers from eight European countries have called on the European Commission to boost the uptake of sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) by requiring them to be blended into kerosene, a move they say will drive down emissions in the sector.
Europe faces a "significant impact" to its air transport system after several nations cut or reduced transport links with Britain over fears of a new coronavirus strain, the Eurocontrol air traffic agency warned on Monday (21 December).
The European Union plans to end a freeze on access to airport slots next year, when a travel recovery from the coronavirus crisis is expected to be underway, aviation sources said on Tuesday (15 December).
The poorest half of Europeans have cut emissions by almost a quarter, while emissions from the wealthiest 10% continue to rise, making tackling carbon inequality an essential part of EU climate targets, according to a new report by Oxfam and the Stockholm Environment Institute.
Kazakhstan has barred three air carriers from operating for violating a UN Security Council embargo covering the supply of arms to Libya, the Central Asian country's government said Wednesday (23 September).
Leaders of Europe's coronavirus-stricken travel and tourism industries have appealed to the EU's chief executive to press governments to end quarantine requirements and instead embrace coordinated restrictions and testing.
Poland will ban flights from 46 countries, including France and Spain, as of 2 September, according to a draft regulation published on Thursday (27 August), as the country grapples with a spike in coronavirus infections.
The European Commission will next month present a set of rules for the safe reopening of air travel when coronavirus lockdowns end, including social distancing in airports and planes, while some US airlines are taking their own protective measures.
The European Union is studying a reform of energy taxes to align them with climate targets, an EU document showed, listing as possible measures higher minimum tax rates, fossil fuel levies and the end of waivers for the air and sea transport sectors.
EU transport ministers requested on Monday (29 October) more time to decide on ending the twice-yearly clock change, pointing to the preparations needed to avoid chaos in the European transport system.
Ryanair's chief executive stepped up his warning about the risk of flights between Britain and Europe being grounded for days in the wake of Britain's exit from the European Union next March, saying there had been no assurances on the issue.
Eighteen-year-olds will need to pass a six-question quiz about European history and culture to receive free Interrail train or plane tickets, as part of a €700 million project that’s set to start next month.
France's Solidarity Tax on air travel is a major source of funding for health programmes in the world's poorest countries. But Paris auditors have said it unfairly penalises Air France. EURACTIV France reports.
Negotiations over the gridlocked EU air passenger rights regulation need to be put back on track despite the UK-Spanish standoff over Gibraltar – otherwise both airlines and passengers will suffer, warns Laurent Donceel in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
Three days before the vote on the future of the Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport, a host of environmental issues remain unresolved. The European Commission has joined NGOs in expressing serious concerns over the project. EURACTIV France reports.
French rail travellers faced more misery today (3 June) as strikes cut train services by half but a militant union's bid to widen protests against planned labour reforms to air traffic control and the Paris metro appeared to fail.
Striking rail workers halted about half of French train services on Wednesday (1 June) in a dispute over working time as a standoff between the militant CGT union and the Socialist government over a proposed labour law reform escalated.
The Qatari Minister of Transport, Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, will fly to Brussels on Tuesday (10 May) to reinvigorate talks on an aviation agreement with the European Union, which have been stalled for almost half a year.
Belgium's transport minister resigned today (15 April) after being accused of ignoring damning EU reports on the poor state of security at the country's airports that was laid bare by last month's suicide attacks.
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