Global Dialogue Forum on the Effects of the Global Economic Crisis on the Civil Aviation Industry

The purpose of the Forum was to discuss the effects of the economic crisis in the civil aviation industry, in order to reach a common understanding of the difficulties the industry has undergone due to structural change, and a better understanding of the effects of the low cost carrier (LCC) model on the industry as a whole, as well as consensus on a common approach that could contribute to a more sustainable industry.


The Global Dialogue Forum on the Effects of the Global Economic Crisis on the Civil Aviation Industry was held at the International Labour Office in Geneva, from 20-22 February 2013.

The purpose of the Forum was to discuss the effects of the economic crisis in the civil aviation industry, in order to reach a common understanding of the difficulties the industry has undergone due to structural change, and a better understanding of the effects of the low cost carrier (LCC) model on the industry as a whole, as well as consensus on a common approach that could contribute to a more sustainable industry.

The Forum was attended by 144 participants, including 55 Government representatives and advisers, as well as 57 Worker and 17 Employer participants, and 15 observers from international governmental organizations (IGOs) and non-governmental and international organizations (NGOs).