Latest News: August 2015

France is gifting €1bn a year in aviation subsidies – study http://transenv.eu/1UWQ3Pl 

Fraport (which owns Frankfurt airport) will buy 14 Greek airports for €1.23bn 50 years period + rent of €22.9m per year https://uk.news.yahoo.com/greece-german-company-fraport-operate-164348675.html#ZeLGqgh …

12,220 submissions against proposed 3rd runway at Hong Kong Airport; only 4 in favour

Opponents of night flights in Leipzig are going to the German Federal Court to try and get a ban http://hallespektrum.de/nachrichten/wirtschaft/nachtfluggegner-aus-leipzig-und-halle-klagen-erneut-vorm-bundesverwaltungsgericht/167275/ …

There’s an economic case for closing London City Airport & using the land for alternative development http://www.hacaneast.org.uk/?p=705 

Stylish video from Gatwick Airport campaigners on the impact of concentrated flight paths & the fight against them https://youtu.be/IT1h8xwpQ84 

German NGOs are calling for a climate tax on aviation http://www.tagesschau.de/wirtschaft/luftverkehrskonzept-101.html …