Taking to the air: Europeans get closer together in the cheap seats

This conference concludes a research project carried out by CEPS aimed at exploring the impact of low-cost carriers in Europe in terms of integration and patterns of mobility. Following the rapid development and expansion of low-cost carriers in Europe in recent decades, we examine their contribution to integration and mobility throughout the EU via various channels, ranging from labour mobility and tourism to regional cohesion.

The event will be opened by CEPS CEO Karel Lannoo, followed by welcoming remarks by a representative of Ryanair, which kindly provided funding for the project. The CEPS research team will then present the main findings of their report, which will serve as the focus of debate at the subsequent panel discussion on the role of low-cost carriers in European integration. Moderated by Miroslav Beblavý, CEPS Senior Research Fellow, the panel will feature high-level EU officials, academics and representatives from the major low-cost airlines in Europe.

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge.

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PRESENTATIONS:

David Warnock-Smith: Low-cost airlines: have they brought the EU closer together?

Filip Cornelis: Low-cost airlines: Successes of the Single Market

Miroslav Beblavy-Mehtap Akguc-Felice Simonelli: Low-Cost Airlines Bringing the EU closer together

 

 

15
May 2018
Tuesday
10:00-16:00

1355

Speakers

Mehtap Akgüç
Research Fellow, CEPS
Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar
MEP and Member of the Committee of Transport and Tourism (TBC)
Filip Cornelis
Director of Aviation Policy, DG MOVE, European Commission
Kenny Jacobs
Chief Marketing Officer, Ryanair
Owain Jones
Chief Commercial Officer, Wizz Air
David Warnock-Smith
Director of Aviation, Bucks New University

Chair

Karel Lannoo
CEO, CEPS

Taking to the air: Europeans get closer together in the cheap seats

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15
May 2018
Tuesday
10:00-16:00
Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge.

1355

CEPS Conference Room

Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels