Why we launched the petition
Keep Europe’s Skies Open is an online petition established by A4E to prevent Europe’s consumers and businesses from having their travel plans disrupted by small groups of Air Traffic Control (ATC) unions going on strike and closing the skies over Europe.
Since 2010, ATC unions have caused more than 200 days of disruption resulting in cancellations and delays for millions of holiday makers across Europe.
This has an impact on the European economy, tourism, and competitiveness. Europe’s reputation is at stake.
Although we fully respect the right to industrial action, the demands of increasingly mobile European citizens and businesses cannot be taken hostage in such a disproportionate manner.
A4E has repeatedly called on European authorities to take action to prevent more ATC strikes. Please sign the online petition to support this campaign. We intend to present this petition in Brussels and national capitals to urge the EU and national governments to finally take action and call on Air Navigation Service Providers and their employees as soon as possible to: