European Added Value in Action: The Added Value of EU Policy for Airline Services and Air Passenger Rights

15-11-2013

Part of a series of fact sheets on "European Added Value in Action", this note succinctly presents the added value brought by the single market for air passenger services in Europe. Specific policies have been pursued at European level to open up the previously fragmented and largely protected national aviation markets which existed in the EU member states. In the process, they have helped to widen consumer choice, reduce some air fares and enhance the efficiency of the European economy as a whole.

Part of a series of fact sheets on "European Added Value in Action", this note succinctly presents the added value brought by the single market for air passenger services in Europe. Specific policies have been pursued at European level to open up the previously fragmented and largely protected national aviation markets which existed in the EU member states. In the process, they have helped to widen consumer choice, reduce some air fares and enhance the efficiency of the European economy as a whole.