Aviation location Germany
Assure international competitiveness and strengthen hubs
Because of its decentralized structure Germany has the densest airport network in Europe. The numerous airports strongly differ in duties and supply. The airport planning however is rather uncoordinated because each particular federal states is responsible for its own infrastructure. BARIG enforces a national, forward-looking airport strategy with targeted investments to strengthen the important locations for passenger and cargo transportation. Generally a tax subsidization of smaller airports has to be avoided. To strengthen the business location, Germany has to assert its strong position and expand further. It has to establish appealing and fair basic conditions. Reliable operating hour regulations and a maximum of flexibility for the globally oriented aviation industry is a must, to be able to compete with the Near&Middle East countries as well as Asia and the United States. BARIG welcomes the fact that the coalition agreement by the current federal government announced an establishment of a nationwide aviation concept.