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Stansted award for foodbank support
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London Stansted Airport has received recognition for its support of foodbanks in local communities, at the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice. The airport received a ‘gold’ award for a scheme which began as a trial in 2017, ‘recycling’ non-perishable food, drink and toiletry items which had to be surrendered by passengers due to hand luggage security restrictions by giving them to local foodbanks across Uttlesford, Essex and East Hertfordshire. Now a permanent initiative, it has contributed to supporting more than 3,000 local families to date and is run entirely by...
5% passenger growth at Liverpool
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Passenger numbers at Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) continue to grow at the start of the winter season, with a rise of 5% in October compared to October 2017, with many passengers and families taking advantage of the choice of flights to some great overseas destinations during the school half term. During October over 467,000 passengers travelled through LJLA - an increase of over 22,000 compared to the previous year, with growth for the year to date now reaching 135,000 additional passengers. Some of the most popular destinations included a mix of holiday resorts and European...
Gatwick breaks new record
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Gatwick breaks through four million passengers for the first October ever Gatwick achieved over four million passengers in October - the first time in the airport’s history it has surpassed the milestone 4.02 million passengers travelled through the airport, +2% on last year Long-haul routes continue to demonstrate their popularity +12.4% on October 2017 London Gatwick has announced that the airport has achieved over four million passengers in the month of October for the first time ever. Passenger numbers grew +2% versus October 2017. The airport’s long-haul connections continue to grow...
Flybe up for sale!
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After much speculation regarding the future of Flybe the airline has announced it is now for sale. The airline blames difficult trading conditions, continuing Brexit uncertainty and rising fuel prices for it's decision. Picture by @elmdon74
Global Warming or Global Cooling?
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What are your thoughts on climate change? For the last two decades at lest we have been spoon fed a global warming agenda, "the Earth is burning up", our "use of fossil fuels is causing Co2 to spiral out of control". More recently the IPCC lead by the United Nations released a report saying we have to take immediate action to save the planet from catastrophe. During the 90's I went along with this narrative. As a person who has always been interested in weather and the climate I have always followed the subject with much interest and like most people I went along with the idea that man...
Birmingham Airport Master Plan 2018
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Birmingham Airport to invest £500 million to grow passengers to 18 milliom by 2033 The draft Master Plan outlines ambitious plans to grow by 40% to 18 million passengers per year by 2033. Birmingham Airport is opening its plans to the public from today with an extensive consultation that will run to the end of January to seek views from local communities and stakeholders The Plan reaffirms the Airport’s commitment to serve the region and its communities, increasing its contribution to the local economy from £1.5 billion to a forecast £2.1 billion a year and 34,000 jobs in 2033. An...
Jet Airways commences flights between Manchester & Mumbai
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Manchester- Mumbai route takes off and is set to unlock £400m of benefits for the North The launch of new direct flights to Mumbai, India’s economic capital, is set to deliver a £400m boost to the North. Jet Airways’ five-times-a-week service takes off for the first time this morning, at a celebration attended by Aviation Minister, Baroness Liz Sugg and hundreds of guests from across the region. The route will unlock hundreds of millions of pounds of trade, investment and tourism benefits, according to a report released to coincide with the launch. It follows a sustained push from...
Bristol unveils new administrative buidling plans
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R&M Williams secures Bristol Airport development of new Administration Building R&M Williams is to partner with the project team at Bristol Airport to develop the site’s new Administration Building. This will be the second Bristol Airport development for R&M Williams this year, having recently provided framework for the airport’s new £4.3million fire station, which is nearing completion. Darryn Parry, managing director of R&M Williams, said: “We are delighted that Bristol Airport has awarded R&M Williams this second major contract in 12 months. We have mobilised quickly to be on site...
The dawn of a new airport for Istanbul
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Yesterday (29 October 2018) marked the official opening of the new Istanbul Airport (IGA) which coincided with the Turkish Republic Day, a celebration of Turkish achievements. The new Istanbul’s airport is to become the "world’s largest airport" Once fully completed. The new terminal boasts over 100 world renowned retail brands with over 39,000 m² of retail space featured in the departure area. Initially the airport will have 2 runways, which will rise to 6 during phased expansion of the airport. This is estimated to be completed around 2023.
Unanimous agreement of Welsh Affairs Committee: Devolve Air Passenger Duty to Wales by 2021
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Unanimous agreement of Welsh Affairs Committee: Devolve Air Passenger Duty to Wales by 2021 Cardiff Airport welcomes the report published today [Tuesday 11 June] by the Welsh Affairs Committee into the devolution of Air Passenger Duty (APD). The unanimously-agreed report recommends that the UK Government should hand over control of Air Passenger Duty in Wales to the Welsh Government by 2021. Cardiff Airport has continuously reinforced its position on the matter – calling for the tax to be devolved and then reduced or abolished. Cardiff Airport believes that the devolution and...
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