European aviation lobby group rebrands as Aire
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 a more effective representation, information and access to the European institutions.
Gunther Hofman, managing director of TUIfly Benelux, will be succeeded as Aire president by LOT’s CEO Rafal Milczarski at the end of this year.
Hofman said: "The association remains focussed on the implementation of an efficient economic regulation of monopolistic service providers, as well as ensuring good rule-making in Europe. Aire will bring its recognised expertise into the decision-making process." (ah)