European passengers deserve a competitive European airline market

By |January 31st, 2024|

Over the last decades, liberalization has led to cheaper, safer, and more comprehensive air connections throughout the EU. This was driven in large parts by vigorous competition between airlines, engaging in a constant effort to outcompete their peers by developing and improving their services.

Now, the European air travel industry stands at a crossroads. Large and increasingly dominant airline groups […]

Outcomes of the IMPACTS project

By |January 29th, 2024|

The IMPACTS project (Inclusive Mobility: Public and Collaborative Trusted Spaces), a one-year project supported by EIT Urban Mobility and led by TU Berlin, envisioned a human-centric public transport where passengers feel safe, support fellow travellers, and contribute feedback to improve services. IMPACTS developed a socio-technical tool, WizGo, that (i) connects passengers of mobility services in proximity off- and online and (ii) […]

Eurostar high-level meeting with EPF – Better disruption management needed

By |January 25th, 2024|

Representatives of EPF members from Belgium, the Netherlands, UK and France – countries served by Eurostar – met with Gareth Williams, Eurostar’s General Secretary & Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer, and several of his colleagues mid-January for an annual meeting. EPF and Eurostar exchanged on various topics, such as investments in new hubs and infrastructure, as well as through ticketing and […]

“Connecting the high-speed dots”

By |January 20th, 2024|

On 17. January 2024, EPF president Michel Quidort attended the “Connecting the High-Speed Dots” event at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, jointly organised by MEP Ondřej Kovařík, Jiří Svoboda, CEO of Správa železnic, and CER.

The event, which gathered MEPs, Commission and CER Representatives, was aimed at presenting the important programme of rail connections to be realised between Western and Central/Eastern Member […]

EPF General Meeting Recap, Strategic Planning, and EPF Conference 2024 Update

By |January 23rd, 2024|

On Saturday, 20 January 2024, EPF held its first General Meeting of the year in Brussels. The collaborative event saw the physical presence of 16 members from EPF’s Management Board, Secretariat, and member organisations delegates, with an additional 11 delegates joining virtually from various locations across Europe. Some points from the agenda included but were not limited to:

Mobility […]