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    1. June 1, 2015

      Heathrow and Gatwick campaigners join forces over aircraft noise

      Protesters against expansion at Heathrow and Gatwick airports have come together for the first time to demand changes in...

    2. May 12, 2015

      Heathrow concessions may win over some protesters

      The leading protest group against expansion of Heathrow airport has signalled that some local residents could drop their...

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    1. May 12, 2015

      MPs a step closer to decision on third Heathrow airport runway

      Heathrow airport’s management awoke on Friday morning to a changed political landscape — with many senior opponents of the...

    2. May 7, 2015

      Airports commission launches new review on runway expansion

      Sir Howard Davies has decided at the eleventh hour to launch a new public consultation on the question of airport expansion,...

    3. April 7, 2015

      Flybe boss blasts Gatwick for ignoring regions in Heathrow battle

      Saad Hammad, chief executive of Flybe, has hit out at Gatwick airport for failing to address the needs of Britain’s regions...

    4. April 2, 2015

      Heathrow to cut passenger charges to support domestic flights

      Heathrow airport said it will cut charges by a third for passengers on domestic flights, in an attempt to bolster its case...

    5. March 13, 2015

      London airports’ PR battle heats up ahead of runway verdict

      London’s two main airports are fighting to win public support ahead of an imminent decision on whether Heathrow or Gatwick...

    6. March 11, 2015

      Gatwick promises to cap landing charges for 30 years

      Gatwick has thrown down a new challenge in the dogfight with Heathrow over airport expansion, promising to cap landing...

    7. February 5, 2015

      Final approach for decision on airport expansion

      They have blanketed London with posters, splurged a combined £6m on marketing campaigns and rallied supporters from every...

    8. January 30, 2015

      EasyJet backs Heathrow runway bid

      EasyJet, the biggest airline operating out of Gatwick, has backed the airport’s main rival in the battle for extra runway...

    9. January 30, 2015

      Gatwick expansion plans attacked by MPs

      Building a second runway at Gatwick airport would be a disaster for the area, causing transport gridlock and “irreparable...

    10. December 12, 2014

      UK air traffic control failure identified

      An unprecedented computer systems failure set off the mayhem that caused delays and cancelled flights for thousands of...

    11. November 20, 2014

      Gatwick hits back at easyJet and BA over second runway plans

      Gatwick has hit back at easyJet and British Airways after both airlines questioned the case for the UK’s second largest...

    12. November 18, 2014

      Monopoly and competition circle the skies over London

      Everyone who has suffered delay in taking off or landing at London Heathrow Airport will have been interested in last week’s...

    13. November 11, 2014

      Q&A: Airports Commission report

      What are the key findings of the report? All three options – building an additional runway at Heathrow, extending Heathrow’s...

    14. November 11, 2014

      Heathrow expansion to offer greatest economic benefit

      A new runway at Heathrow is likely to deliver significantly greater economic benefits to the UK than at Gatwick, although...

    15. October 31, 2014

      Willie Walsh says new Gatwick runway has ‘no business case’

      Willie Walsh, the chief executive of British Airways parent IAG, said on Friday there was “no business case” for building an...

    16. October 29, 2014

      Heathrow Airport’s underlying profits rise 12%

      Heathrow on Wednesday posted a rise in underlying earnings as Britain’s largest airport claimed increasing support for its...

    17. October 26, 2014

      Businesses in UK regions choose sides in London airport battle

      Britain’s regional businesses are choosing sides in the battle between Heathrow and Gatwick over airport expansion in...

    18. October 14, 2014

      ANA sees London losing out to Frankfurt without new runway

      London will lose out to Frankfurt if politicians do not back a new runway at Heathrow, the chief executive of Asia’s largest...

    19. October 10, 2014

      David Cameron defends U-turn on Ebola screening

      David Cameron has assured Britons that he is taking “all the steps” necessary to prevent the Ebola virus spreading to the...

    20. October 7, 2014

      Clegg defeated on airport proposals

      Nick Clegg suffered what could turn out to be a significant defeat at the Liberal Democrat conference on Tuesday, as his...

    21. October 6, 2014

      Clegg hopes to shift party’s stance on airport growth

      Nick Clegg hopes to persuade his reluctant party on Tuesday to abandon its opposition to new airport capacity in the London...

    22. September 29, 2014

      The threat to London as an airport hub

      Britain faces a tough decision. More people are flying and airports are edging towards capacity. The UK needs extra runway...

    23. September 2, 2014

      Business groups call for decision on new airport runway

      By eliminating “Boris Island” from his list of possible contenders for UK airport expansion, Sir Howard Davies has created...

    24. September 2, 2014

      Lib Dems oppose UK airport expansion

      Business hopes for a new runway at Heathrow will be dealt a blow when the Liberal Democrats announce on Wednesday that they...

    25. September 2, 2014

      Johnson refuses to accept ‘Boris Island’ defeat

      Boris Johnson has refused to accept defeat following the rejection of his ambitious proposal for a new British airport in...

    26. September 1, 2014

      ‘Boris Island’ airport plan to be sunk by aviation commission

      Boris Johnson’s ambitious proposal for a major new British airport in the Thames estuary to replace Heathrow will be buried...

    27. September 1, 2014

      Boost for Heathrow as CBI states case for hub

      The CBI employers’ lobby has handed Heathrow a boost in its effort to expand, saying it is essential Britain has a single...

    28. August 24, 2014

      Environmental groups build case against runway in southeast England

      As campaigners at the Grow Heathrow community garden in Sipson village vowed to continue to fight after avoiding eviction...

    29. August 1, 2014

      British Airways threatens to sever Gatwick baggage contract

      British Airways will consider terminating the contract with its baggage handler at Gatwick if there is a repeat of last...

    30. July 24, 2014

      Gatwick adds £256m spending pledge to proposal for second runway

      Gatwick airport on Thursday sought to win over local people to its plan for a second runway by offering £256m towards jet...

    31. June 26, 2014

      Gatwick to hand out £250m in divis over three years

      Gatwick airport said it expects to pay £250m in dividends to shareholders over the next three years, as it posted a swing...

    32. June 24, 2014

      Boris Johnson fights to keep Thames estuary airport plans alive

      Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, is fighting to keep alive his proposal for a Thames estuary airport by publishing a...

    33. May 13, 2014

      Heathrow outlines plans to cut noise

      Heathrow has sought to defuse political opposition to a third runway by outlining plans to cut aircraft noise around the...

    34. May 9, 2014

      Heathrow stands firm on third-runway option

      Heathrow has rejected a plan by a former Concorde pilot to extend its northern runway so as to increase the number of...

    35. March 27, 2014

      EasyJet signs deal to expand at UK’s Gatwick airport

      EasyJet has cemented its position as the biggest airline at Gatwick with a seven-year deal to grow at the airport in return...

    36. March 25, 2014

      Gatwick steps up fight for airport expansion

      Expanding Gatwick would regenerate a swath of the South East from London to the coast and create thousands of jobs, the...

    37. March 24, 2014

      Gatwick plays down need for UK hub airport

      Britain will have less need for a big hub airport such as Heathrow because of the way the aviation industry is evolving,...

    38. March 10, 2014

      Gatwick offers £1,000 noise compensation from second runway

      Households around Gatwick airport are in line for an annual payment of £1,000 to compensate for aircraft noise if a second...

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