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    1. January 11, 2016

      Heathrow passenger traffic hits record high

      Almost 75m passengers travelled through Heathrow airport in 2015, setting a new record for the UK’s biggest and most...

    2. Fast FT

      December 17, 2015

      Sir Nigel Rudd stepping down as Heathrow chairman

      Sir Nigel Rudd is heading for the departure lounge at the UK’s Heathrow Airport after a nine-year spell at the helm....

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    1. December 16, 2015

      The Heathrow delay is worse than gutless: it is plain stupid

      The British government this month had its best opportunity in decades to solve its London airport problem. It blew it....

    2. December 11, 2015

      Cameron’s craven dithering over Heathrow

      One of the constant refrains of David Cameron’s administration as it settles into its second term is that it is...

    3. December 8, 2015

      Zac Goldsmith warns Cameron against Heathrow ‘betrayal’

      Zac Goldsmith, Tory candidate for London mayor, has told David Cameron that it would be “an enormous betrayal” if the...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      November 12, 2015

      Modi had arrived

      Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he arrives at Heathrow Airport, London, for an official three day visit...

    5. November 3, 2015

      Heathrow v Gatwick: the flawed case for expansion

      Should expansion of London’s airport capacity take place at Heathrow or Gatwick? The UK’s coalition government evaded...

    6. October 28, 2015

      Heathrow lays groundwork for third runway as revenues rise

      Heathrow airport is preparing designers, architects and suppliers to build its third runway as it hopes to receive the...

    7. October 15, 2015

      Heathrow courts SNP support in effort to secure third runway

      Heathrow airport is in talks with the Scottish National party about improving its air links to Scotland in an attempt...

    8. July 24, 2015

      Heathrow airport cuts costs by replacing lightbulbs

      Heathrow airport is aiming to retain its investment grade credit rating in the run up to a £16bn spending spree if it...

    9. July 19, 2015

      Feedback: Michael Skapinker on automated immigration checks

      Airport arrivals queues were the subject of Michael Skapinker’s column last week. He advocated using automated gates to...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      July 13, 2015

      Protest delays Heathrow

      Police and firemen surround the last two remaining protestors (under blue blankets) occupying part of the northern...

    11. July 1, 2015

      A convincing case for expansion at Heathrow

      David Cameron has finally reached the moment when he must take a decision on Heathrow. In 10 years leading the...

    12. July 1, 2015

      For some residents London Heathrow expansion means jobs, not noise

      Countless Londoners have signed petitions against a third runway at Heathrow — but for tens of thousands of people who...

    13. July 1, 2015

      A third runway at London Heathrow airport will never fly

      Britain’s Airports Commission has done what was expected of it. It has called for a third runway at Heathrow. You do...

    14. July 1, 2015

      Pollution, angry MPs and old barns: Heathrow’s expansion hurdles

      If those opposed to the expansion of Gatwick airport have their green fields and areas of outstanding natural beauty as...

    15. July 1, 2015

      Q&A: Airports Commission report

      What are the key findings of the Davies report? After decades of wrangling over where airport expansion should take...

    16. July 1, 2015

      Airports Commission recommends third Heathrow runway

      A new runway at Heathrow, with a ban on night flights, is the best way to boost Britain’s economy and secure the UK’s...

    17. June 26, 2015

      Europcar: aiming hire

      Everyone has a car hire horror story — the agency that has no record of the booking, the add-on costs when the vehicle...

    18. June 17, 2015

      Goldsmith promises million protesters against bigger Heathrow

      A Conservative MP who wants to run for mayor of London denounced the expansion of Heathrow airport as “politically...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. May 10, 2015

      Call for probe into Benetton duty-free sale

      Italian regulators have been urged to investigate the auction that led to the Benetton family agreeing to sell World...

    22. 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...

    23. April 19, 2015

      Dubai airport chief backs Heathrow runway expansion

      The head of Heathrow’s biggest rival has criticised the political deadlock over building another runway in ­Britain’s...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. February 10, 2015

      Business leaders dismiss early EU referendum at British Chambers of Commerce

      Company chiefs suggested an early in-out referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU would not be in the best interest...

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      February 3, 2015

      Guest post: Dubai - the UAE's hedge against oil

      By Philippe Dauba-Pantanacce, Standard Chartered The news that Dubai has overtaken London Heathrow as the world’s...

    28. January 25, 2015

      Dublin to consider Aer Lingus takeover

      The Irish government will give serious consideration this week to the takeover of Aer Lingus if, as expected, a €1.3bn...

    29. 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...

    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. September 12, 2014

      Sheikh Ahmed: the man who put Dubai on the global aviation map

      In 1985 Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum, a Denver University graduate, was selected to start up Dubai’s Emirates...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. July 4, 2014

      BA passengers await bags a week after Heathrow system failure

      Thousands of British Airways passengers were still waiting to be reunited with their luggage on Friday, more than a...

    37. May 8, 2014

      Heathrow names John Holland-Kaye as next chief executive

      Heathrow Airport has appointed its development director, John Holland-Kaye, as its new chief executive, to take up the...

    38. May 2, 2014

      Heathrow focuses on rail links in case for expansion

      Heathrow will argue that new rail links such as HS2 and Crossrail will help it build on its position as the...

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