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  1. 15 hours ago

    ‘Boris Island’ airport plan sunk by aviation commission

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

  2. 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...

  1. March 31, 2014

    London’s mayor steps up fight for estuary airport

    Boris Johnson has said London should seize a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to create thousands of homes and jobs as he...

  2. 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,...

  3. March 23, 2014

    Standard Life in talks to buy Ignis

    Standard Life is in talks to buy Ignis Asset Management in a move that would accelerate consolidation in the UK fund...

  4. February 16, 2014

    Heathrow’s case for expansion bolstered by think-tank findings

    Britain’s aviation future will depend on a three-runway hub airport, says a leading transport think-tank, lending weight to...

  5. The A-List

    February 14, 2014

    No one answer to the London airport question

    The battle of the London airports is heating up. Although the Airport Commission, headed by Sir Howard Davies, is not due to...

  6. February 7, 2014

    New London theatre about the first world war

    It will be difficult to escape the war of 1914-1918 across all artistic platforms in London in this anniversary year. While...

  7. 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...

  8. January 12, 2014

    London mayor demands serious study of estuary airport plan

    London’s mayor is demanding that the body investigating where to build new runways study plans for a new Thames estuary...

  9. January 2, 2014

    Heathrow to examine alternative plan to third runway

    Heathrow is to investigate whether its proposal for a third runway has stronger local community support than an alternative...

  10. 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...

  11. 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,...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. December 11, 2013

    Heathrow boosted as Ed Miliband drops opposition to new runway

    Labour leader Ed Miliband has abandoned his implacable opposition to building a third runway at Heathrow as the political...

  17. December 8, 2013

    Airport owners all expect backing for new runways in report

    The operators of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports are confident of being shortlisted as possible locations for new...

  18. December 4, 2013

    Gatwick rail link funding approved

    Ministers have accepted recommendations by a body investigating Britain’s airports that could lead to significant...

  19. 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...

  20. November 19, 2013

    Business urges more runways for London

    A business-led campaign calling for more London runways was launched on Tuesday, to try to break the political impasse over...

  21. November 4, 2013

    Labour hedges bets on aviation review

    Labour is reserving the right to reject the recommendations of the Davies review of aviation, Mary Creagh, shadow transport...

  22. October 14, 2013

    Airports Commission faces legal challenge on new runway criteria

    A campaign group opposed to the expansion of Stansted airport will on Monday attempt to launch a legal challenge against the...

  23. October 7, 2013

    Sir Howard Davies: UK needs new runways in southeast

    The UK will need new runway capacity in the southeast of England in the coming decades to cope with rising demand from...

  24. September 28, 2013

    Boris Johnson fears Heathrow on flight path to victory

    Boris Johnson has admitted he is losing the battle to decide Britain’s hub airport strategy as support grows for what he...

  25. 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...

  26. September 23, 2013

    About 200,000 jobs depend on Heathrow airport, says study

    Up to 230,000 jobs could be put at risk in the Thames Valley if the government decides to close Heathrow and build a new hub...

  27. Business Blog

    August 23, 2013

    Fictional business

    In today’s Working Lives feature I spoke to four novelists who quit banking and law to write. A few found their former...

  28. August 22, 2013

    PizzaExpress co-founder Hugh Osmond eyes return to leisure sector

    The co-founder of PizzaExpress is eyeing a return to the leisure sector after standing aside on Thursday from the board of...

  29. August 11, 2013

    Big air alliances rule out move from Heathrow

    The world’s biggest airlines have ruled out moving from Heathrow to another UK airport, bolstering the chances of a highly...

  30. August 11, 2013

    Heathrow chief on front foot in expansion campaign

    He would not put it this way, but Colin Matthews, chief executive of Heathrow airport, is in a much better place than he was...

  31. August 8, 2013

    RAF base suggested as Heathrow overspill

    Heathrow airport’s capacity crunch could be solved temporarily by using RAF Northolt in west London as a base for landing...

  32. August 7, 2013

    Davies reveals 50 proposals for airport expansion

    Sir Howard Davies, chairman of the independent airports commission, believes Heathrow “probably” produced better proposals...

  33. July 25, 2013

    Brands pay £100m for music endorsements as performers get savvy

    UK musicians earned more than £100m from product endorsements and major brand tie-ins for the first time last year – in a...

  34. July 17, 2013

    Heathrow makes its case for expansion

    The battle of ideas about how to solve the UK’s hub capacity crisis was joined on Wednesday by Heathrow airport which set...

  35. July 12, 2013

    Heathrow airport poised to intensify expansion campaign

    Heathrow airport will step up its expansion campaign next week after identifying locations suitable for new runways. Two...

  36. July 4, 2013

    BA believes quieter superjumbo will aid Heathrow expansion

    The chief executive of British Airways has insisted its new generation of quieter long-haul passenger jets – led by the A380...

  37. June 28, 2013

    Heathrow finalises case for third runway

    Heathrow’s board has authorised its management to present the case for adding a third runway to the independent commission...

  38. June 25, 2013

    Gatwick chief confident on expansion

    Gatwick on Tuesday insisted it was best placed to solve the looming capacity crunch at London’s airports, as its owner...

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