Transport in the European Union: Current Trends and Issues (2)

Here you can read the first part of this analysis published on July 12, 2018

Barcelona, July 18, 2018.- The liberalisation of the European aviation market, that celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017, already benefited the aviation sector, as well as air passengers. One of the main problems affecting its performance is the fragmented EU airspace that leads to high operating costs for airlines, as it limits the optimisation of flight paths or duplicating costly functions. As a consequence, in 2014 the unit costs for providing air navigation services were around 35% lower in the US than in Europe.

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