The Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG) represents the interests of the national and international airlines operating to and from Germany. BARIG assumes an important contribution to the global competitiveness of the aviation location Germany through its political and commercial engagement. With its around 100 international member airlines, BARIG belongs to the worldwide biggest associations in commercial aviation.

Annually BARIG airlines transport around 1.7 billion passengers and about 25 million tons of cargo to over 1.500 destinations worldwide. Approximately 240 million passengers fly them to and from Germany. With over 100.000 employees in Germany, the airline-members of BARIG are important employers and a major economic factor and taxpayer.

Based on worldwide expertise and experience concerning aviation issues BARIG is a very acknowledged and competent counterpart. Politics, media as well as enterprises and organizations of other transportation businesses even beyond Germany and Europe are in exchange with the German BAR. Furthermore, as the representative of airlines, BARIG has very close cooperation with airport operators, aviation authorities, air-traffic control as well as noise abatement commissions, border police, customs authorities or other viable institutions working with the aviation sector.

The BAR, which was founded in 1951, is today managed by a fulltime management office and assisted by an executive committee with advisory function as well as several committees for strategic, industry and political topics. The General Assembly/Full Board of all members forms the institutional body of BARIG.


The BARIG Team

Executive Director and Secretary General

Michael Hoppe

Manager Economic Affairs

Paul Schmidt

Executive Assistant

Katharina Seufert

Advisor Legal Affairs

Tobias Höring

Consultant for Press Relations, Communication and Marketing

Melanie Wedler

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