Air France-KLM, founding member of Airlines for Europe (A4E)

On 20 January 2016, at the European Aviation Summit, the five largest European airline groups - Air France-KLM, EasyJet, International Airlines Group, Lufthansa Group and Ryanair - announced the creation of the association Airlines for Europe (A4E).

The 5 groups, which carry more than 50% of passengers in Europe, have chosen to join forces with the aim of influencing European aviation policy.

On this occasion, Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, underlined the opportunity for the Group to defend the interests of European airlines with national and EU authorities to enable them to effectively compete with the world's leading airlines.

Airlines for Europe will campaign for at least three important issues:
- Reduction of European airport costs;
- Provide safe and efficient airspace by reducing the cost of air traffic control (ATC);
- Stimulate greater economic activity and employment by creating an appropriate regulatory framework.

With this new association, Air France-KLM also agrees to maintain flight safety at the highest possible level and to respect the rights of consumers.