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Gatwick sponsored ‘Eco, Young and Engaged’ summit to promote environmental awareness
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Two hundred pupils attend ‘Eco, Young and Engaged’ summit to promote environmental awareness Eight schools from Sussex attend Gatwick sponsored conference at Ifield Community College Gatwick’s Head of Sustainability talked about sustainability and its importance for protecting the environment Students learned how to harness wind and the sun to generate electricity as well as how to upcycle everyday items including milk bottles The Gatwick sponsored ‘Eco, Young, and Engaged’ (EYE) conference saw eight local schools and 200 pupils from Crawley and Horsham attend Ifield Community College on...
SAS best in class for noise and emissions performance at Heathrow
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SAS best in class for noise and emissions performance at Heathrow Heathrow reveals the airport’s latest Fly Quiet and Green league table showing airlines are swapping in newer jets and improving how they fly to decrease noise and emissions SAS named best airline based on their performance this quarter – assisted by the introduction of A320neos, better track-keeping and continuous descent approaches Oman Air improves score from last quarter landing second place thanks to the introduction of 787 Dreamliners that use 25% less fuel per passenger compared with aircraft of a similar size and...
Birmingham Airport publishes sustainability strategy
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BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT PUBLISHES SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY Birmingham Airport Publishes Sustainability Strategy Birmingham Airport has published its Sustainability Strategy outlining recent achievements and future aims to ensure it remains a responsible neighbour and reduces its environmental impact. The Strategy has been developed around the theme of Commitment, Investment and Progress and outlines the airport’s vision to maximise the economic and social benefits it brings to its region and minimise its impact on its neighbours and the global environment. The main headline in the publication...
Solar PV Farm to be installed at Cardiff Airport
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Solar PV Farm to be installed at Cardiff Airport A joint agreement with Cardiff Airport and a local renewable energy developer will see the installation of a brand new Solar PV Farm on the airport site in the near future. The construction of the 2MW solar site is set to be completed within the next 18 months by Bridgend based company Cenin Renewables, who have successfully delivered notable renewable energy projects across key sites in South Wales. The Solar PV Farm at Cardiff Airport will sit within the boundary of the site and will supply the business with electricity via a private...
Birmingham Airport Commits to Net Zero Carbon Target 2033
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Birmingham Airport Commits to Net Zero Carbon Target 2033 Birmingham Airport has today announced its commitment to become a net zero carbon airport by the year 2033, prioritising zero carbon airport operations and minimising carbon offsets. Recognising that climate change is happening, the airport feels it needs to set an ambitious target ahead of the UK’s target of 2050, to reduce its carbon footprint further, quicker. The Midlands airport has already cut its carbon emissions since 2013 by 33 per cent, and emissions per passenger by over 50 per cent, despite growing passenger numbers...
Cardiff Airport unveils its Environmental Flight Path
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Cardiff Airport unveils its Environmental Flight Path The national airport for Wales has unveiled a timeline of immediate and short term environmental goals. These milestones will be delivered in line with the organisation’s vision to become a ‘Carbon neutral Airport’ and is a key consideration for the Airport’s Masterplan development over the next two decades. Environmental responsibility is a priority for Cardiff Airport, with a number of achievements already having been delivered. Our current position: A reduction of 53% in our carbon emissions over eight years Natural Gas consumption...
Bristol Airport switches to 100 per cent renewable electricity
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Bristol Airport switches to 100 per cent renewable electricity In a significant step towards reducing its carbon footprint, Bristol Airport has switched to a 100 per cent renewable electricity supply. The announcement follows the recent publication of a carbon roadmap setting out how the Airport will become carbon neutral by 2025 for emissions within its direct control. The new three-year agreement with global renewable energy supplier, Ørsted, will see the Airport’s annual electricity use of 17 million kWh powered entirely by renewable sources. Electricity is the largest contributor to...
New EV charging zone for Bristol Airport
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Bristol Airport gives drivers more spark with new EV charging zone Bristol Airport has switched on the power for electric vehicle (EV) drivers with the installation of a ten-bay charging zone, along with the capability to extend in the future. The chargepoints are located in the airport’s new multi-storey car park. The installations are the first in a programme of upgrades across various airport locations, which will be designed to meet the needs of customers, staff and visitors. They are also a key part of Bristol Airport’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2025, and net-zero by 2050...
Reduced environmental impact and strong community programmes underpin Gatwick’s sustainable growth
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Reduced environmental impact and strong community programmes underpin Gatwick’s sustainable growth Recycling and reuse hits 64% with all empty coffee cups and plastics recycled and zero waste sent to landfill Gatwick spent £128 million with local suppliers, sponsored 52 community events and funded 162 other local causes 7% reduction in airport’s noise footprint in 2018 compared to previous year The ‘Decade of Change’ tracks Gatwick’s progress on a series of sustainability goals and the report for 2018 - published today - shows that the airport has reduced its environmental footprint and...
Heathrow reveals the top festive questions every parent should prepare for at Christmas
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Heathrow reveals the top festive questions every parent should prepare for at Christmas, as Santa’s workshop is unveiled underneath Terminals 2 and 5 ‘How does Santa get to every house in the world in one night?’ is the most frequently asked festive question amongst children under 10 Over a third (35%) of parents tell children it takes Santa’s elves a year of preparation to prepare for the big night Heathrow keeps the magic alive as it unveils a collection of periscopes, revealing the buzz of elvish Christmas preparations happening underneath passengers’ feet Given the magical feat...
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Easyjet rumours from Bristol...?

"I will be very surprised if something is not announced in the next couple of weeks or so. Seems a bit daft to buy slots if you're not going to use them. I don't know how much BRS slots would have cost as they are only scarce in the 2300-0700 period in summer, or if easyJet would be expected to give them up if they don't use them. The report in the local paper a week or so ago contained strong hints from easyJet that something was in the offing. The linked report mentions easyJet's belief that more people want holidays outside the 'traditional' seven or 14-day periods. TUI said much the same thing with its announced summer 2020 programme from a number of airports where some sun routes have been given additional flights on other days of the week to provide a more flexible product for customers.".....

Easyjet profits down

Easyjet profits down...

"Todays full years results from Easyjet show profits down 26% year on year, accept in line with city forecasts but not good and camouflaged by the Holiday company news. No mention of German losses, but blame Brexit. If I remember Monarch placed an order for new airlines, in July 2018, Condor looking to buy new wide body aircraft. Buying new aircraft not a sign of financial strength. This is an extract from a briefing note I have received today on Easyjet 2019 figures, not sure I am allowed to publish in full "we don't think the group is out of the woods yet". The report question nearly every future prediction the company made in their report and lets say the report is cautious on the hopes for the new travel business.".....

Cardiff Qatar Doha stats breakdown...

"In what was a relatively easy exercise thanks to Jerry's monthly breakdowns in the CAA stats thread, I thought I'd have a quick add up and see what the rolling total for the past year has been on the Doha route. Just out of curiosity.
Nov 2018 - 5221
Dec 2018 - 6449
Jan 2019 - 6641
Feb 2019 - 5435
March 2019 - 6106
April 2019 - 7884
May 2019 - 4997
June 2019 - 6077
July 2019 - 10558
August 2019 - 11714
September 2019 - 9030
October 2019 - 7387
That would give a rolling year total on the route to the end of October of 87,472. Hopefully by the two year anniversary of the route we will be looking at a total comfortably into the 90's. It's strange how poorly May has performed for both years it has been in operation.".....

Downloadable copy of the BHX winter timetable 2019-2020

"Find attached my compiled timetable for Winter 2019-20. all subject to change, missing charter flights not included are TUI to Sharm El Sheikh, Titan santa flights to Ivalo, Freebird Sunday charters to Dubrovnik, and as of yet no schedule for the expected return of Turkmenistan. enjoy!"......

Bristol Airport expansion delayed

"North Somerset Council's planning committee won't now hold a hearing into the airport's current expansion plan application until next year, but no date has yet been set. The application was submiited last December. Given the make-up of the elected membership of the council it seems highly likely that they will reject the application which could then lead to an airport appeal to the planning Inspectorate. It that course of action was taken it might be 18 months from now at the earliest before a planning inspector made a final decision. Not a good prospect for the airport if someone like Jet 2 was looking to base a number of aircraft there from 2021 as almost certainly that would take the annual passenger numbers close to or through the 10 mppa current planning limit."......

Some LBA and regional statistical comparisons

"Hello - thanks for the welcome the other day. As I promised, here are some data insights into the performance of LBA and UK airports more generally that might be of interest. The main challenge being posed by some observers seemed to fit into "has LBA underperformed since it was privatised?". LBA was taken into private ownership in April 2007. Passenger numbers in the calendar year 2006 therefore seems a reasonable starting point for the comparison. In 2006 LBA handled 2,787,217 passengers. It's latest annual rolling total is 4,048,678 (to July 19). Growth of 45.3%. UK airports in total have grown by 26.3% over the same period, so LBA has done significantly better than the UK as a whole. Another comparison could be against similar sized airports in 2006. There were 12 airports in the 2M - 6M passengers per annum category in 2006. In the table below they are ranked by their size in 2006."......

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