LOT Polish Airlines, Turkish Airlines and the 16 members of the International Air Carrier Association (IACA) have officially transformed the association into the Airlines International Representation in Europe (AIRE) that will offer airlines representation, information and access to the European institutions.
Gunther Hofman, president of AIRE and managing director of TUIfly Benelux commented, “The Association’s focus remains the implementation of an efficient economic regulation of monopolistic service providers, as well as ensuring good rule-making in Europe. AIRE will bring its recognized expertise into the decision-making process.”
Rafal Milczarski, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines and newly appointed vice-president of AIRE added, “We are creating AIRE as a new power to be a link to the European institutions for all airlines developing their business to the economic benefits of the European Union. All members of AIRE share our vision concerning market access, efficiency of operations as well as the relationship between airlines and their monopolistic service providers.”
Milczarski will succeed Hofman as president of AIRE the end of this year.