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2014-09-04 Low cost segment continues growth in EuropeThe European Low Fares Association (ELFAA) has once again witnessed an impressive rise in passenger numbers year on year from July 2013 to June 2014.
"These figures are extremely heartening and show that low fares airlines are best placed to offer passengers reliable and affordable travel. In an industry in which other airlines, particularly certain flag carriers, continue to go cap in hand to governments for state-sponsored hand-outs, ELFAA airlines keep growing from strength to strength in what is currently a very competitive and challenging marketplace. Furthermore, it shows clearly low fares airlines contribution to tackling unemployment in Europe, particularly regarding young people. ELFAA members will continue to build on the success of the past year and will work with the new Parliament and Commission to ensure the continued development of greater competition, to the benefit of the economies of Europe, in particular the regions, employment and the mobility of citizens, which has taken a giant leap forward, thanks to the introduction by low fares airlines of affordable air travel for all." - said John Hanlon, ELFAA Secretary General.
European Low Fares Association (ELFAA) represents the fastest-growing European airline sector. Its members carry over 220 million passengers a year and account for over 43% of scheduled intra-European traffic. Today, ELFAA comprises 10 airline members which include: easyJet, Flybe, Jet2, Norwegian, Ryanair, SverigeFlyg, Transavia, Volotea, Vueling and Wizz Air.