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    1. August 30, 2015

      Airlines invest in DIY to improve passenger services

      The days of being stuck waiting in a long queue to drop off your suitcase at the airport could soon disappear as...

    2. July 31, 2015

      Pensioners promised sky-high Gatwick parking yields

      Car parking spaces at London’s Gatwick airport are being sold as investments for £25,000 each to pension savers in the...

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    1. July 22, 2015

      Manchester and Stansted airports outpace main southeast hubs

      Passenger numbers at Manchester and Stansted grew by more than Gatwick and Heathrow combined over the past year as...

    2. July 14, 2015

      Gatwick airport’s biggest investor promises to stay in long-term

      Gatwick’s biggest investor would be prepared to give a legally binding promise that it will not sell out for a quick...

    3. July 1, 2015

      Davies report gives clear verdict in Heathrow’s favour

      The campaign teams at Gatwick knew the game was up the night before the Airports Commission delivered its verdict in...

    4. July 1, 2015

      Reaction: Airports panel backs Heathrow expansion

      The backing of Heathrow airport by the long-awaited three-year inquiry into airport expansion in the southeast has...

    5. July 1, 2015

      A timeline of runways, reports and reversals for UK airports

      The Airports Commission is an independent body chaired by Sir Howard Davies with four other members. Its brief was to...

    6. July 1, 2015

      Cameron will have to face down top Tory MPs on Heathrow

      A dead apple tree in a field to the west of London is a forlorn reminder of David Cameron’s once-passionate resistance...

    7. July 1, 2015

      Airports Commission recommends third Heathrow runway

      Main recommendations ● Ban on night flights from 11.30pm-6am ● Promise on no fourth runway ● A legally binding “noise...

    8. June 30, 2015

      Rural environment forms biggest obstacle to Gatwick expansion

      The banks of the river Mole running close to the perimeter of Gatwick airport have been described by locals as “a...

    9. June 28, 2015

      Anti-Heathrow groups to step up protests ahead of runway decision

      Anti-Heathrow campaigners are planning a big rally in central London this autumn in the event that Sir Howard Davies...

    10. June 25, 2015

      Gatwick says it is the only deliverable option for new runway

      London’s second airport Gatwick said it was the “only deliverable outcome” for the independent commission which is...

    11. June 15, 2015

      Heathrow airport protesters threaten action on air quality

      Residents fighting the expansion of Heathrow have threatened legal action over what they argue was a flawed public...

    12. June 12, 2015

      Mayor needs asthmatic parakeets to thwart Heathrow runway

      If Boris Johnson really wants to block the expansion of Heathrow airport, instead of threatening to lie down on the...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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