European Low Fares Airline Association

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European Low Fares Airline Association
ELFAA Logo.jpeg
Launch date2003[1]
Annual passengers (M)236.3 million (2014)[2]
Websitehttp://elfaa.com

The European Low Fares Airline Association (ELFAA) was an organization formed in 2004 to represent low-cost carriers and lobby European institutions on their behalf.[3] It ceased operations and disbanded in 2016, as major members joined the newly formed trade group Airlines for Europe. ELFAA was based in Brussels, Belgium.

Membership[edit]

Before stopping operations in 2016, ELFAA had ten members: British Airways and Iberia and low-cost carriers EasyJet, Jet2.com, Iberia Express, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, Volotea, Vueling, and Wizz Air. BA and Iberia joined in 2015, citing similar views regarding air transport liberalisation and position regarding major Middle East airlines.[4]

Former members include Air Polonia[5] (ceased operations on 5 December 2004), Bmibaby[6] (ceased operations on 9 September 2012), Flying Finn[7] (ceased operations on 27 January 2004), My Way Airlines,[8] later MyAir.com[9] (ceased operations on 24 July 2009), SkyEurope[7] (ceased operations on 1 September 2009), Sterling[7](ceased operations on 29 October 2008), Volareweb.com[7](ceased operations on 12 January 2009), Basiqair[7] (merged into Transavia.com on 1 January 2005), Clickair[10] (merged into Vueling on 15 July 2009), Hapag-Lloyd Express,[7] later TUIfly [9] (merged into TUIfly in January 2007), and Blue Air.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ELFAA - The European Low Fares Airline Association". ELFAA. Archived from the original on 30 April 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  2. ^ members' statistics December 2014 (PDF) (Report). ELFAA. December 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-05-01. Retrieved 2015-06-25.
  3. ^ "European Low Fares Airline Association launched" (PDF) (Press release). ELFAA. 27 January 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  4. ^ "BA and Iberia join budget airline group ELFAA". Business Traveller. 24 April 2015.
  5. ^ [1] Archived 2012-03-13 at the Wayback Machine. ELFAA Press Releases. 30 September 2004.
  6. ^ [2] Archived 2012-03-13 at the Wayback Machine. ELFAA Press Releases. 10 August 2009.
  7. ^ a b c d e f [3] Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine. ELFAA Press Releases. 18 December 2003.
  8. ^ [4] Archived 2012-03-13 at the Wayback Machine. ELFAA Press Releases. 5 October 2006.
  9. ^ a b [5] Archived 2012-03-13 at the Wayback Machine. ELFAA Press Releases. 11 January 2007.
  10. ^ [6] Archived 2012-03-13 at the Wayback Machine. ELFAA Press Releases. 14 April 2008.

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Coordinates: 50°50′25″N 4°22′00″E / 50.8403°N 4.3668°E / 50.8403; 4.3668