Airport Regions Conference, Newsletter 73
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Dear ARC Friends, 
The Bratislava Summit will soon take place (16th September 2016) and it will gather the leaders of all 27 Member States to discuss the future of the EU without Britain. In this newsletter edition, we approached some of the issues that might be discussed during the summit, such as Brexit and its side-effects and as well as the future of European aviation. However, at the end of the month, the ICAO General Assembly will mark a significant event in the aviation sector. Therefore, we highlight the importance of a global market-based measure meant to curb aviation emissions. Also, as the ARC members have visited Aviapolis Vantaa earlier this year, we would like to bring under your attention some updates from our member, the City of Vantaa. 

Enjoy the reading and we wish you a great week!

the ARC Secretariat
Regions make Europe fly


Vantaa Aviapolis

Aviapolis is an international airport city in the middle of a metropolitan area. Its location in a traffic hub has made it the largest and strongest growing business area and employment centre in the Helsinki region. 

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KLM and Lufthansa sign long-term agreements with US sustainable biofuel producers AltAir and Gevo

KLM has agreed to purchase an undisclosed quantity of used cooking oil based fuel produced by AltAir, while Gevo will supply Lufthansa with up to 8 million gallons annually of alcohol-to-jet fuel.

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La Compagnie blames Brexit for London route suspension

All-business-class carrier La Compagnie has pointed the finger at Brexit for its decision to suspend its London-New York service. It will cease operation from London on Sunday 25 September.

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ICAO carbon offsetting scheme moves a step closer to agreement as Council releases draft resolution text

The final draft resolution text on a global-market based measure, aimed at keeping global net CO2 emissions from international aviation at 2020 levels, will be discussed at the UN's agency Assembly later this month.

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European visas considered for Brits post Brexit

Members of an executive body of the EU are considering plans to operate a visa programme similar to the US waiver. It would mean British travellers would have to apply for visas to visit any of the 26 countries in the Schengen zone, including France, Spain and Italy.

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London Heathrow: New five pledges

The TUC and Heathrow have launched five new pledges setting out the benefits of the airport's expansion for union members. There pledges highlight the strong support Heathrow expansion has among unions.

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EU solicits support for watered down aviation emissions deal

On the eve of the International Civil Aviation Organisation conference in Montreal, the EU is redoubling its efforts to bring in as many countries as possible to limit aviation emissions, starting 2021.

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Winter is coming: The future of European aviation and how to survive it

What does the future hold and how can flag-carrier airlines best position themselves? This article discusses the main four uncertainties and the industry's structural weaknesses. 

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Mixed August for European cargo hubs

European cargo hubs saw a mixed August, with two of the top three airports seeing monthly declines but year to date increases in airfreight volumes. The article presents a table for the top European airports reporting their figures for the first five months of this year.

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