Policy Brief

For decision-makers in politics, media and business

Issue 2/2019

Climate protection
Measures for greater efficiency are working 

Air traffic control
Tackling punctuality problems across europe 

Aircraft data
Who gets access – customers or monopolies? 

Ticket sales
Finally creating more competition 

Short-haul flights
Indispensable for Germany’s aviation 

Flying to cure the fear of flying 

Key messages on
climate policy

1. We take responsibility for the environment

2. Modern and efficient aircraft significantly reduce emissions

3. An internationally coordinated approach is the key to effective climate protection

4. National taxes have competition-distorting effects and can be counterproductive in terms of climate policy

5. Creating a market for alternative fuels

6. Short-haul flights are indispensable for an efficient system of hubs

7. Climate protection investments by the aviation industry require good overall conditions

8. “CO₂-neutral” flying is already possible today