Twente airport plans take flight

Overijssel provincial councillors on Wednesday night agreed to press ahead with plans to develop commercial air services at the former Twente airbase.

Three parties are contesting to run the airport, which has been closed since 2003, and the provincial body hopes flights can be resumed in 2017.
However, the project still has to be approved by Brussels to ensure public money is not being abused. The province and Enschede city council have agreed to put €16m into developing the infrastructure and this could be seen as illegal state support, the Financieele Dagblad says.

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