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A permit to grow

2013-04-03, kl. 09:23

On Wednesday,  Swedavia submitted an application for a new environmental permit for Göteborg Landvetter Airport to the Land and Environmental Court at the Vänersborg District Court.

Swedavia is entrusted with the task of creating the access needed in the region to facilitate travel, business and meetings. The strong growth in the region and our projections for future travel indicate that more aircraft movements are needed. The airport is now applying for a new environmental permit for an increased number of movements, from a maximum 80,000 take-offs and landings per year to 120,000.

"In addition to ensuring that aircraft can take off and land, we also obviously want to provide all our passengers with a pleasant experience at the airport and a good start, or end, to their trip," says Charlotte Ljunggren, airport director. "That is one of the reasons we have invested in refurbishment so that we now have Sweden's most modern departure hall."

Access is an essential requirement for the region's future growth and development. One out of four people works at a foreign-owned company, and roughly half of all companies think that air connections are an important factor in deciding where to set up operations. Almost one out of five residents was born abroad, which increases the need to easily travel beyond Sweden.

Today air travel accounts for about two per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions - a figure the industry is working together to reduce.

"Technological advances in the aviation industry, the airport's own environmental work and collaboration with our partners are helping to reduce the environmental impact of increased air travel to and from Gothenburg," says Maria Gelin, environmental manager at Göteborg Landvetter Airport.