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    1. July 27, 2016

      London airports decision to be made in the autumn

      The UK chancellor has insisted a decision on new airport capacity in south-east England will come this autumn, saying...

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      July 22, 2016

      Heathrow: Brexit strengthens its case for expansion

      Heathrow Airport has insisted that although Brexit may cause short term uncertainty, it “is a resilient hub with a...

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    1. July 1, 2016

      Britain needs new Heathrow runway more than ever

      It is now exactly a year since the Airports Commission, which I chaired, published its final report, recommending a...

    2. June 30, 2016

      Business critical of fresh delay on London airports

      Business leaders criticised the government after it confirmed that the decision on whether London’s Heathrow or Gatwick...

    3. May 14, 2016

      Do we still need to build a third runway at Heathrow?

      Heathrow airport has tried to smooth the take-off for plans for a third runway by giving up its opposition to a longer...

    4. May 11, 2016

      The complicated politics of Heathrow airport expansion

      Airport expansion will be the government’s next headache, after the pain of June’s EU referendum. The decision on...

    5. May 11, 2016

      Heathrow backs down on night flights

      Heathrow has abandoned resistance to a longer ban on night flights in an effort to secure the government’s backing for...

    6. April 25, 2016

      Heathrow dismisses £18bn transport cost claims

      Heathrow airport has dismissed claims by the government agency in charge of London transport that more than £18bn would...

    7. April 17, 2016

      Passenger jet landing at Heathrow feared struck by drone

      A British Airways flight was struck by what is believed to be a drone as it came in to land at Heathrow airport on...

    8. April 7, 2016

      Heathrow faces competition from Dublin

      London Heathrow is to face more competition in the battle among Europe’s hub airports after Dublin said it would build...

    9. Fast FT

      March 7, 2016

      Former Heathrow chief heading to Shanks

      The former chief executive of Heathrow Airport, Colin Matthews, has been named as the new chairman of UK waste...

    10. February 23, 2016

      Heathrow boss warns UK needs to stay in EU to thrive

      The chief executive of Heathrow airport has become the latest business leader to warn the UK must stay in the EU for...

    11. 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...

    12. 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....

    13. 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....

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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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