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Airport Regions Conference, Newsletter 66
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Oslo Airport becomes world's first airport to supply sustainable jet fuel to airlines

Oslo Airport has become the world's first airport to offer sustainable jet biofuel to all airlines. The jet biofuel is supplied by Air BP. Lufthansa Group, SAS and KLM have signed agreements to buy the fuel.

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Fraport Welcomes Lufthansa’s new Airbus A320neo to Frankfurt

Deutsche Lufthansa has officially launched the world’s first Airbus A320neo aircraft at its Frankfurt Airport (IATA: FRA) home base. The airport already handles a number of other latest-generation aircraft.

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Europe’s five largest airlines groups form lobbying group to combat increasing airport charges

The five largest airline groups in Europe have formed a new lobbying group, called Airlines for Europe, in an effort to combat growing airport charges amid tough competition from their Middle Eastern subsidised counterparts such as Emirates Airlines and Qatar Airways. 

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Air pollution from Europe's planes set to rise by nearly half

Air pollution from planes in Europe is to rise by nearly half in the next two decades, according to the EU’s first aviation environment report. Aircraft emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), which are linked to lung damage, doubled since 1990 and are forecast to rise 43% by 2035.

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Helsinki Airport gets ready for 20 million passengers

Following an agreement announced by the European Investment Bank (IEB) to provide a €230 million loan for the expansion of Helsinki Airport, airport operator Finavia Corporation discusses its development plans in preparation for 20 million passengers by 2020.

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Sitting On Runway Waiting For Takeoff May Soon Be A Thing Of The Past Frankfurt Airport Unveils its 'Silent Chairs' 

Frankfurt Airport must be trying to tell us something about peace and tranquility as it has followed up last week's yoga room launch by unveiling its new 'silent chairs'.

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Dublin Airport Planning to Hire 180 new Staff to Cope with Record Breaking Growth

Dublin Airport is looking to hire 180 new staff to help it cope with growing passenger numbers that topped 25 million last year.

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Britain likely to take decision on airport expansion plan by summer

Transport Minister Patrick McLoughlin said that Britain is expected to take a decision on the location for the construction of a new runway this summer as the capacity of Heathrow airport is running full.

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Amsterdam / Schiphol Closes in on Cargo Record

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport says it finished 2015 with a total throughput of 1,621,097 tonnes of air cargo – only marginally (0.7%) down on the all-time record set in 2014. A strong fourth quarter saw the Q3 year-on-year deficit of 1.44% after Q3 halved. Q4 was Schiphol’s strongest of 2015, and its first quarter of consistent growth.

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