Airlines for Europe
Airlines for Europe (A4E).svg
Launch date2016
Full members16
Annual passengers (M)720 (2019) [1]
Fleet size3000+ [1]
HeadquartersBrussels, Belgium
ManagementThomas Reynaert[2](Managing Director)

Airlines for Europe (A4E) is the largest EU airline association, representing 70% of European air traffic.


A4E was founded in January 2016 by Europe's five largest carriers: Air France–KLM Group, easyJet, International Airlines Group, Lufthansa Group and Ryanair Holdings and serves as the united voice of European commercial airlines in Brussels.  

A4E currently counts 16 leading airline groups as its members.  New carriers both big and small, from low-cost to leaser, legacy and cargo have joined A4E. Beyond airlines, global manufacturers such as Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, GE, and Thales are also members of A4E.[3]


The main goal of this association is to address key policy issues affecting passengers and cargo while promoting long-term solutions to benefit Europe's aviation sector, including:


Airline members

At September 2020, the following airline groups are members of A4E: [5]

Airline Group Participating Airlines
Aegean Airlines Aegean Airlines B
AirBaltic[6] AirBaltic
Air France–KLM Group A Air France B
Transavia B
Martinair C
Air France-KLM Cargo C
Cargolux Cargolux C
EasyJet Group A EasyJet UK
EasyJet Europe
EasyJet Switzerland
Finnair Finnair
Finnair Cargo C
IAG A British Airways B
Aer Lingus
Iberia B
IAG Cargo C
Icelandair Icelandair Jet2
Lufthansa Group A Lufthansa B
Austrian Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Eurowings B
Swiss International Air Lines B
Lufthansa Cargo C
Norwegian Norwegian Air Shuttle
Norwegian Air Sweden
Ryanair Holdings A Ryanair
Malta Air
Ryanair UK
Smartwings CSA Czech Airlines
Smartwings Hungary
Smartwings Poland
Smartwings Slovakia
TAP Air Portugal TAP Air Portugal B
TUI Group[7] TUI fly Deutschland
TUI fly Belgium
TUI fly Netherlands
TUI fly Nordic
TUI Airways
Volotea Volotea

A Founding Members
B Including subsidiaries
C Cargo fleet

Manufacturing members

There are also 5 international aircraft manufacturers who are participating in this organization.

Associate members

See also


  1. ^ a b "Fact Sheet" (PDF). A4E. 13 Feb 2020. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  2. ^ "A4E Team". A4E. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Our Story – Airlines for Europe". Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  4. ^ "Our Priorities – Airlines for Europe". Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  5. ^ "Our Members". Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  6. ^ "airBaltic joins Airlines for Europe". 21 October 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  7. ^ "TUI group joins Airlines for Europe". 11 December 2019.