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Lots of news!

February 22, 2007

A lot has been happening in the last few months. See this news page, the winter 06/07 newsletter and the Airport Watch web site.


The winter 06/07 newsletter, which is sent to members only, carries more stories. See the ‘Publications’ section.

A large number of additional local, national and international stories and snippets have placed on the Airport Watch website. Here is a list of the last month’s

19th February 2007

David Miliband EU statement – ‘now or never’ for climate change
Climate change: scientists warn it may be too late to save the ice caps
Tour firm to make carbon offsetting mandatory
Inquiry call on £6m Oban airfield

15th February 2007

IATA Says Shorter Air Routes Cut Emissions
Could we soon fly from Wales to the world?
Buy African flowers – advises UK minister Hilary Benn
Take-off for air link from Aberdeen to Brussels
SSE Press Release – APD anomalies by private jets and ‘all business class’ flights

14th February 2007

Edinburgh Airport expansion – a selection of news items
Ryanair To Challenge Regulator Over Dublin Airport

13th February 2007

Easyjet – playing their part in saving the planet ?
Caribbean airlines hit turbulence
BA increases flights from Edinburgh to London City airport
Alitalia for sale: the airline that loses €1m a day

12th February 2007

The Era of the Cheap Airline Flight – nostalgic days ……
Why roses from Kenya are greener than the flowers from Amsterdam
Jet-setters pledge to ditch air travel to save the environment
A380 gives the journalists a show

11th February 2007

New plan revealed for flight-path Britain

10th February 2007

Expansion plans for Battersea heliport
Branson launches $25m climate bid

9th February 2007

BAA says South-east airports are not for sale
Number of Scots flying abroad soars to new high
Check-in charges help Ryanair fly higher

8th February 2007

The A380 finally takes off
British abroad: ‘The amount of frivolous travel is a problem’
BA charges up to £240 for one extra bag
Environmentally aware bishop pledges not to fly for a year

7th February 2007

Easyjet knocks air passenger duty
Airbus sees growing demand in India
Poll shows Southampton airport is rated one of the top three by passengers
Stansted Community Conference’s message: Think Global – Act Local
Ryanair’s secret memo over pilot safety fears

6th February 2007

Sir Montgomery Cecil urges us to do our patriotic duty – and fly
The former banker advertising his green conversion

5th February 2007

EU and US to meet over air travel growth
Plane crazy: The costs of flying
Ryanair emissions worse than entire island of Malta

4th February 2007

Birmingham Airport to submit runway extension plans

3rd February 2007

Global warming: the final warning
Travel agents targeted by Plane Stupid activists

2nd February 2007

IPCC Report – Man’s guilt for global warming clear

1st February 2007

Stansted – flight path to destruction of woodland

31st January 2007

Birmingham – BIA runway plan takes off
Air Traveller Numbers To Double By 2025
New figures show huge rise in aviation emissions

30th January 2007

BAA plans £2.45bn second runway for Stansted
Airline Passenger Traffic Growth Slows
Russian budget airline takes off
BA back in Cornwall at Newquay
Devastating Heathrow noise map
Legal challenge to APD rise
Heathrow – noise fears over ‘third runway’

29th January 2007

Ryanair retracts emissions claim
Global Warming – the IPCC report on 2nd February

27th January 2007

World’s leading scientific experts to deliver stark findings on climate change
EU rules mean end of direct flights subsidy

26th January 2007

Budget business flights take off
Strike could cost BA more than £300m
Airlines face blitz on noisy planes flying over Glasgow
“Planning Disaster” campaign launched by environmental NGOs,

25th January 2007

Ryanair newspaper ads campaign against APD rise
Davos – call for higher taxes to pay for damage to planet
Brown rebuked over air duty hike,

24th January 2007

UK Airlines attack ‘green’ taxes
Manchester airport chiefs may bid for Edinburgh
Balfour in running for Leeds airport

21st January 2007

G8 carbon off-sets in South Africa just “hot air”
Regional airports cleared for growth take off
Farnborough – will extra weekend flights be allowed?
Emission impossible – off-sets are a last resort (Times Leader)
Surge in carbon levels raises fears of runaway warming
Lydd – airport groups plan their next moves

18th January 2007

Defra ups carbon offset standards
Aircraft rivals vie for £15bn as BA gets out its wallet
Airbus nosedives into loss as superjumbo delays bite
Glasgow – new airport rail link
Heathrow owner set for more turbulence
Virgin says train is taking over from plane

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