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23 March 2016

 

 

Sympathy for victims of Brussels attacks

The AEA deplores the cowardly attacks which rocked Brussels airport and the city’s metro system yesterday morning.

We wish to express our sympathy for the victims, their next-of-kin, families and friends. Attacks like these on innocent travellers, businesses and the transport industry as a whole are an outrage.

Specifically, air transport is a key enabler of economic development, prosperity, connectivity and social cohesion. Yesterday’s events had impact closer to home than ever before, hitting at the heart of Europe.  Under very difficult circumstances AEA member airlines are doing everything they can to assist their passengers and meet their immediate needs. 

It is essential that the air transport industry can thrive and function in a safe and secure environment. We trust that the air transport sector will demonstrate the necessary resilience to deal with this latest challenge.

 

For more information, please contact:

Geert Sciot

General Manager Communications
Association of European Airlines
Avenue Louise 350, B-1050 Brussels
www.aea.be

Tel. : +32 (0)2 639.89.76
Mob.: +32 (0) 491373259
E-mail: geert.sciot@aea.be

ABOUT AEA: The Association of European Airlines (AEA) brings together 22 European established scheduled network carriers. These collectively carry nearly 310 million passengers and 4.5 million tonnes of cargo each year, operating 1,860 aircraft serving 530 destinations in 140 countries with 8,100 flights a day. They provide around 270,000 jobs directly, and generate a total turnover of €100 billion.

 

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aea.secretariat@aea.be

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