ECA reaction to Istanbul Ataturk Airport attack

“Dear friends in Turkey,

As terror hits us again and again, we must hold up together. Istanbul, New York, London, Paris, Brussels, Madrid, Orlando… those are all cosmopolitan cities that show that people can live together no matter their ethnic, religious or cultural origin. Those are cities whose lights cannot be dimmed by black flags. We fly there all the time. I would like to send you all the support of the pilots in the European Cockpit Association. Safety and security of people on the ground and in the air will remain our highest priority and we will keep working with other aviation stakeholders to uphold these values. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.”

Dirk Polloczek, ECA President