European airports' impending capacity crunch

Airports across the UK and Europe are poised for a looming capacity crunch as both COVID-19 and ongoing environmental concerns have halted most expansion plans. Callum Tennant investigates what this could mean and looks at how sustainable technologies could overcome such challenges

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The French government recently scrapped a €7bn expansion of Paris/Charles de Gaulle in favour of a new environmentally friendly alternative
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While the COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily halted the historic growth in air travel, airports around the world continue to look to the future. Many are keen to avoid a capacity crunch that recovery and increased number of air passengers will bring.

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