RAA 2014: RAA forges alliance with ERA

The European Regions Airline Association formalised a working relationship with the Regional Airline Association to share best practices, public relations efforts to raise their profiles and to increase the influence of regional operations on both continents.

Perhaps the only surprise in the announcement was the fact that a formal agreement never existed in the first place.

“ERA and RAA members share a great deal of common challenges and opportunities and it makes perfect sense to work even more closely together for the benefit of our members,” said ERA director general Simon McNamara.

“Both associations have common priorities, including the highest standards in safety and service to the flying public,” remarked RAA president Roger Cohen. “Worldwide, the regional airline industry is known for its superior jet and turboprop fleet with leading edge amenities and technologies in aircraft.”

ERA represents some 50 airlines and 120 associate members, while RAA has 28 member airlines and 200 associates.

Sandra Arnoult, US correspondent, Low-Fare & Regional Airlines/LARAnews.net
St Louis, Missouri, USA

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