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20th Florence Air Forum

Assessing the airport ecosystem: which way forward?

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27 May 2024

9:00 - 16:00 CEST


Sala Europa

Villa Schifanoia

Co-organised by the Transport Area of the Florence School of Regulation and the European Commission’s DG MOVE, the conference discusses the current airport regulations and the interplay with other legislation impacting the function of the airport ecosystem.

Aviation is crucial for Europe’s mobility, connectivity, and competitiveness. With over 900 million air passengers travelling to, from, and within the European Union each year, Europe makes up a third of the global aviation market.

The liberalisation of the internal aviation market has been a major EU success in terms of enabling significant growth for the sector and delivering benefits to consumers. It has also supported the EU’s competitiveness globally. At the same time, there have also been unintended environmental impacts in terms of CO2 emissions, pollution and noise.

The Commission’s Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy sets the goal of developing a resilient, competitive and sustainable transport sector that can deliver affordable connectivity to all EU regions. Given the Union’s strategic goals of decarbonisation, digitalisation, competition and affordable connectivity, it is logical to take a step back and assess the current regulations affecting airports from a holistic and systemic perspective.

Are they functioning well? Can anything be done to make airport capacity management more efficient? Are the rules sufficient to enable investment and effective deployment of green and digital solutions at airports? Is there any scope for a more holistic and systemic approach to airport capacity management? Can greater reliance on communication, digital solutions, or AI make airport capacity management more efficient?

Please note that participation in this event is upon invitation only.



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