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New report: Aviation strategy could create 16,000 jobs

TheCopenhagenPost
May 5th, 2015


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Consultancy warns of job losses if action isn’t taken

The aviation industry is a big contributor to the economy, but Denmark risks losing out if a more favourable framework is not implemented. These are some of the conclusions of a report by the consultancy firm Copenhagen Economics, which was carried out for the aviation industry organisation Dansk Luftfart.

According to the report, the sector annually contributes up to 100 billion kroner to the economy, accounts for about 30,000 jobs and supports about 150,000 more.

Possible scenarios
Copenhagen Economics paints pictures of two possible scenarios for the industry. Its rosy picture involves growth of 8 billion kroner and 16,000 additional jobs by 2020. However, a lack of growth, it says, could result in 15,000 jobs disappearing.

The report’s recommendations involve the foundation of a national strategy for the industry covering regulations, infrastructure and stimuli for innovation.

Karsten Dybvad, the head of the Danish industrial advocates Dansk Industri, gave Berlingske Business a similar prognosis. “It’s vital for Danish companies that it is quick and easy to come to and from Denmark,” he said.

“International accessibility supports growth and employment across the whole of the business sector. Therefore it is important that aviation has as good a framework as competitors abroad.”


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