Air transport supports 8.8 million jobs and $708 billion in GDP in the EU28.

The air transport industry in the EU28 directly generated an estimated 1.9 million jobs in 2014.

 

EU28 jobs and GDP

  • Airlines: 377,900 (2% of the total).
  • Airport operators: 108,300 (6%).
  • Other on-airport: 1.1 million (59%).
  • Civil aerospace: 251,800 (13%).
  • Air navigation service providers: 45,000 (2%).

Including indirect and induced impacts, the air transport sector supported 5.2 million jobs and contributed $441 billion to GDP in the EU28.

Moreover, substantial benefits derived via the catalytic impacts of tourist spending is estimated to have added 3.6 million to employment and $267 billion in GDP.