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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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,...

  14. 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...

  15. March 7, 2014

    Short cuts: Frieze Art Fair, ‘Business Workbox’, and biodegradable golf balls

    New York If there is a downside to the US edition of Frieze Art Fair (May 9-12) it is that the Randall’s Island site is a...

  16. February 21, 2014

    Stalled Aena plan casts doubt over Luton revival

    When Spain’s airport authority bought Luton airport last year it was supposed to be an emblem of the start of international...

  17. January 13, 2014

    Heathrow passenger numbers rise 3% to 72.3m

    The number of passengers passing through Heathrow rose 3 per cent to 72.3m last year. The figures highlight how the capacity...

  18. January 10, 2014

    UK regulator CAA and Heathrow airport collide over charges

    Regulators have put themselves on a collision course with Heathrow by proposing the charges paid by airlines should be cut...

  19. January 7, 2014

    Gatwick says it lost passenger trust after Christmas flood chaos

    Gatwick has admitted it lost the trust of passengers after thousands of travellers had their flights cancelled or delayed...

  20. December 27, 2013

    Britain faces storm chaos and outages

    Britain has been hit by a fresh band of stormy weather, with more than 17,500 homes thought to be without power and rail...

  21. December 26, 2013

    Gatwick airport faces probe over storm chaos

    Gatwick airport is facing the threat of having to pay airlines a rebate after thousands of passengers were left stranded by...

  22. December 20, 2013

    Former Concorde pilot hopes to see his Heathrow plan take off

    Captain William “Jock” Lowe came up with his novel idea for solving Heathrow’s acute congestion problems by drawing the...

  23. December 17, 2013

    Boris airport dream left in holding pattern

    The body investigating the case for expanding UK’s airports on Tuesday outlined two ways of giving Heathrow a third runway,...

  24. December 17, 2013

    No more delays for London airports

    When Britain’s war cabinet decided to build a new airport at Heathrow in 1943, its intentions were conveyed in a four-page...

  25. December 17, 2013

    Airport operators: plane crazy

    Investing in airlines is a chancey business. Wars, fuel prices, financial crises, the weather – all can pummel the bottom...

  26. December 17, 2013

    Chance to break UK’s doleful cycle of airport planning failure

    For a country hoping to be a winner in what David Cameron likes to call the “global race”, the UK has sometimes given a good...

  27. December 17, 2013

    Heathrow and Gatwick make short list for expansion

    Heathrow and Gatwick airports have been shortlisted as possible locations for new runways by the Airports Commission in a...

  28. December 16, 2013

    Heathrow on list for runway expansion

    Heathrow’s chances of expansion will take a big step forward on Tuesday when the UK’s largest airport will be formally...

  29. December 15, 2013

    Heathrow protesters look to revive battle against expansion

    Protesters against a third runway at Heathrow are drawing up plans to revive their campaign amid expectations the hub will...

  30. December 11, 2013

    Gatwick chairman warns over Heathrow airport expansion

    Gatwick has warned it will not build a second runway at the airport if ministers also allow simultaneous expansion of...

  31. November 26, 2013

    Gatwick is ‘exceptionally confident’ of making runway shortlist

    Gatwick airport is “exceptionally confident” of being on the shortlist of locations for new runways, the airport’s chief...

  32. October 3, 2013

    Heathrow attacks Civil Aviation Authority over airport charges

    Heathrow on Thursday strongly criticised regulators for proposing a real terms freeze in the charges it levies on airlines,...

  33. September 27, 2013

    Heathrow hits back over Gatwick expansion plan

    Heathrow has launched a withering attack on Gatwick, accusing the West Sussex airport of endangering UK competitiveness by...

  34. July 23, 2013

    Gatwick offers ‘cheapest’ solution to airport capacity debate

    Gatwick has underlined its ambition to become a stronger rival to Heathrow by weighing the case for bringing one of the...

  35. June 25, 2013

    Gatwick proposes to reduce fee increase it charges airlines

    Gatwick has proposed cutting the increases in the charges that airlines pay for using the airport, in an attempt to persuade...

  36. June 21, 2013

    Flybe bullish despite near sevenfold surge in losses

    The chief executive of Flybe has insisted that the struggling UK carrier was on track to “reclaim its position as Europe’s...

  37. February 14, 2013

    Airlines attack Gatwick’s fee proposal

    Gatwick’s biggest airline customers have attacked a “smoke and mirrors” proposal by the airport that would remove regulatory...

  38. December 30, 2012

    Gatwick chief warns against airport hub

    London should develop three dual-runway airports to solve its aviation capacity challenge and limit the dominance of...

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