Bucharest, 11 March 2020 – General Director of ACI EUROPE (National Council of Airports – Europe Region), Mr. Oliver Jankovec, and Mr. David Ciceo, member of the ACI EUROPE Board and President of the Romanian Airports Association (AAR), met today in Bucharest with the Minister of Transport, Lucian Bode.
The agenda of Mr. Oliver Jankovec, present in Romania at the invitation of Mr. David Ciceo, who is also the Managing Director of Cluj International Airport, included a meeting with the general managers of the airports which are AAR members in the country and with the representatives of the Romanian Civil Aviation Authority.
One of the main topics addressed during the discussions held at the headquarter of the Ministry of Transport was the impact of coronavirus epidemic concerning the evolution of passenger traffic at European airports and, therefore, on the entire civil aviation industry. Moreover, in the context of the coronavirus epidemic, AAR works with national and international aviation and public health institutions in order to implement measures against the spread of COVID-19.
Moreover, discussions concerning the development strategies of European airports, the European Commission’s review regarding the Airport Tariffs Directive, aspects related to state aid, passenger rights, and the reduction of the carbon dioxide emissions at airports.
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The Romanian Airports Association (AAR) currently has 24 members, of which 16 civil airports and eight companies who operate in the aviation field. AAR supports and promotes the interests of airports among national authorities and continuously works with international civil aviation institutions, playing an important role in the development of civil aviation in Romania.
Airport Council International (ACI) – Europe is one of the most important organisations in the aviation industry at European level and represents the interests of more than 500 airports from 46 European countries, which records a total traffic of approximately 2,3 billion passengers annually.