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Bristol Airport expansion back on after successful planning appeal


Bristol Airport's expansion plans have been given the green light following a planning appeal.

Plans to expand the airport to cater for an additional 2M passengers a year were knocked back by North Somerset Council in February 2020. The airport then appealed to the Planning Inspectorate to overturn the decision, with…

Revealed: True carbon cost of the UK’s 8 planned airport expansions

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Emission clean up costs from departing flights at the eight airport expansions underway across the UK have more than doubled to £73.6bn, according to research from the New Economics Foundation (NEF).

The increase is due to the government’s September update of its carbon values – the cost of cleaning up each…

Low emission aviation plans are not a green light for airport expansions


New low-emission aviation technologies do not necessarily mean airport expansions should move forward, according to Aviation Environment Federation director Tim Johnson.

Earlier this month the government revealed the concept for an aircraft powered by liquid hydrogen, but Johnson said that when it comes to expansions and emissions, "the key issue is…

London Luton Airport expansion plans approved


Plans to expand London Luton Airport have been approved by the local council.

Under the plans, 1M more passengers will make their way through the UK's fifth busiest airport each year. It means London Luton Airport would be able to handle 19M people a year, up from 18M. A second phase…

Luton Airport expansion taxis for takeoff as master plan approved


The proposal to expand Luton Airport has taken another step forward as the council’s overview and scrutiny board has agreed to adopt the masterplan put forward byt London Luton Airport Limited (LLAL) and Luton Rising.

The master plan details LLAL’s intention to increase the airport’s annual passengers from 18M to 19M…

COP26 | Aviation commitment fails to limit further airport expansions


An aviation climate declaration launched at COP26 yesterday has failed to place any firm limits on future airport expansions.

As part of the International Aviation Climate Ambition Coalition (IACAC), member states have committed to working together to reduce aviation CO2 emissions in line with the aim to limit the global average temperature increase…

Heathrow third runway in doubt after Ferrovial pulls funding


Spanish infrastructure giant Ferrovial has decided it will no longer invest in Heathrow Airport following a decision by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to block a major increase in landing charges.

With Ferrovial being Heathrow’s largest shareholder, owning 25%, this decision places airport’s long-running plans for a third runway into serious…