More than half of Hamburg Airport’s fleet will be powered by alternative energy by 2020 as part of the Mobility Concept, a press release said Wednesday. Standard vehicles such as cars, vans and buses will run entirely on such fuels by 2020. The fleet has already added three new limousines that run on electricity and/or fuel to bring VIP passengers to and from aircraft without causing emissions. “The vehicles are ideal for operations at the apron and run without an active petrol engine. So we are offering our guests great comfort without polluting the environment,” said Sören Engels, Director of Passenger Services at Hamburg Airport. Any passenger can book this exclusive service.
Environmental protection and economically attractive airport
Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO of Hamburg Airport, said the new offer has two main advantages: “Active protection of resources and the environment goes hand in hand with economic activity at our airport.” Hamburg Airport had over 16.22 million passengers in 2016 – an increase of 3.9 per cent over 2015. Passenger numbers are expected to rise by around 3 per cent in 2017, he said, adding, “We expect 2017 to be stable with moderate growth.” The summer flight schedule with 14 entirely new destinations should boost growth as well. pb
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