Istanbul - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) published results from a survey of 500 European business leaders. Using air transport to do business across borders, these business leaders confirmed the critical nature of air transport to their business success:

89% believed that being close to an airport with global connections gives them a competitive advantage

84% could not imagine doing business without access to air transport networks

82% thought their business could not survive without connectivity to global supply chains via air transport

Some 61% of business leaders surveyed rely on aviation for global connectivity—either exclusively (35%) or in combination with intra-Europe travel (26%). The remainder (39%) primarily use intra-European networks. Reflecting this, 55% reported that their offices are purposefully located within an hour of a major hub airport.

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