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Europe’s Airports Side with Paris, Commit to 100 Carbon Neutral Airports by 2030

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The European airport industry renewed its commitment to reducing airports’ impact on Climate change during the 27th ACI EUROPE Annual Congress in Paris, by announcing it was doubling its carbon neutrality target for 2030. During the COP21 climate negotiations in December 2015, the membership of the European airport association ACI… 

ACI EUROPE President Talks Security, Electronics Ban, Brexit, Open Skies and Airport Charges

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During the European airport industry’s Annual General Meeting taking place in Paris, Augustin de Romanet, President of ACI EUROPE and President & CEO of Groupe ADP (Aéroports de Paris S.A.) outlined the views of the industry on current challenges and their policy implications. SECURITY With security dominating the agenda, the… 

ACI EUROPE: Air Traffic Defies Geopolitics, LCC Growth Intensifies Competition

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ACI EUROPE Reports from its Annual Assembly on Air Traffic defying geopolitics, revenue headwinds and intensifying competition. The 27th ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly & Congress takes place in Paris this week, hosted by Groupe ADP (Aéroports de Paris S.A.). This morning, ACI EUROPE addressed the state of the airport industry… 

Airline Industry Responds to Attack on Atatürk Airport

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The craven attack on Atatürk Airport on Tuesday night has shaken the world and raised fresh questions on how best to address terrorists persistent victimisation of the air travelling public and aviation staff.

Oslo Airport Recognised as Europe’s Greenest

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Airport association ACI EUROPE has announced the winners of its Best Airport awards, with Avinor’s Oslo Airport winning the Eco-Innovation Award from the independent Advisory Board of the carbon management program, Airport Carbon Accreditation.

“The judges were particularly impressed by the pioneering and innovative Oslo Airport’s project of setting up a regular supply of bio jetfuel to all the customer airlines, since January 2016, making it the first airport in the world to offer this service through the normal supply mechanism,” ACI EUROPE explains.

A Brexit Would Pose Greater Security Challenges to European Aviation, Say ACI EUROPE Leaders

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Speaking at the 2016 ACI EUROPE Annual Congress and General Assembly in Athens on Tuesday, Augustin de Romanet, ACI EUROPE President and President & CEO of Aéroports de Paris SA/Groupe ADP, warned of additional challenges to risk-based security and intelligence sharing which a potential Brexit would pose.

Praising the European Union for not imposing systematic screening at the entrance of Europe’s airport terminals after the attacks on Brussels Airport, de Romanet said we need “more Europe, not less of it.”

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The Row Over Airport Charges Intensifies: ACI-EU and A4E at Odds on “Tills”

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The debate between A4E and ACI-Europe intensified this week as ACI-Europe released a new study tackling claims made by A4E that airport charges are excessive.

Speaking with A4E’s Managing Director, Thomas Reynaert, during the IATA Annual General Meeting last week, he explained the association’s complaints on charges at Europe’s airports, saying:

“We believe that there are still too many instances within the EU where airports are in a monopolistic or quasi-monopolistic situation. Where we are not being allowed..there’s no possibility to have decent commercial negotiations with the airports.”

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