Making France's air transport sector more competitive
A strategic government agenda to improve competitiveness in France’s air transport sector could generate an additional 500,000 jobs and nearly EUR 60 billion in extra GDP for the nation’s economy by 2037. These conclusions were reached in a new Iata report on air transport regulatory competitiveness.
Rafael Schvartzman, regional VP for Europe: "France’s competitive position in Europe is notably weak in infrastructure costs, air traffic management efficiency, the quality of regulation, and the costs of social charges. The launch of this competitiveness report provides an opportunity to strengthen the foundations of the national strategy for air transportation 2025."
Concerning cargo facilitation, Iata says that the adoption of digital cargo processes such as e-AWB is low, but initiatives to improve cargo movement facilitation are under way. (ah)