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    1. January 27, 2015

      Dublin plans Aer Lingus talks with International Airlines Group

      The Irish government is planning to “engage” with International Airlines Group in the coming days over its €1.35bn cash bid...

    2. January 26, 2015

      IAG and Aer Lingus: playing the slots

      Keep dropping coins in a slot machine and eventually you will win something. Whether the winnings cover your outlays is...

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    1. January 26, 2015

      Sands’ time runs slowly

      Standard Chartered plans to replace chief executive Peter Sands this year. That will seem a leisurely timetable to some. The...

    2. January 26, 2015

      Aer Lingus considering third IAG offer

      Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group, faces mounting public opposition to his proposed takeover of...

    3. 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 offer...

    4. January 24, 2015

      Aer Lingus set to recommend latest IAG bid

      The board of Aer Lingus is expected to recommend a €1.34bn cash bid from IAG, setting the stage for a public debate over the...

    5. January 23, 2015

      Here’s how Jeremy’s new friend works his scam

      Sir, I was enchanted to read of Jeremy Paxman’s encounter with an Italian in St James’s (The Diary, Life & Arts, January...

    6. January 21, 2015

      DHL launches helicopter delivery service

      DHL has launched the UK’s first helicopter delivery service between Heathrow and Canary Wharf as it seeks to slash delivery...

    7. January 12, 2015

      Dubai replaces Heathrow as busiest airport

      Dubai leapfrogged Heathrow to become the world’s busiest airport for international passengers in 2014, the head of the Gulf...

    8. January 9, 2015

      Aer Lingus spurned raised offer from IAG

      Aer Lingus has for the second time in a month rebuffed its former chief executive, Willie Walsh, after rejecting an...

    9. January 6, 2015

      London police warning to mini-drone flyers

      A senior London police officer has warned owners of drones that they are likely to be breaking the law if they fly the...

    10. December 29, 2014

      Scotland confirms Ebola case

      The Scottish government has confirmed that a case of Ebola has been diagnosed in Glasgow. The unidentified female patient, a...

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      December 23, 2014

      The bb Christmas skit: Putin and the Brussels sprouts

      By Henry Mance In an attempt to avert another cold war, Russian president Vladimir Putin invites European leaders to his...

    12. December 18, 2014

      Walsh sets sights on Aer Lingus’ transatlantic potential

      Willie Walsh has come a long way since he joined Aer Lingus to train as a pilot at the age of 17. On Thursday, it emerged...

    13. December 15, 2014

      Nats defends air traffic system as failure scrutinised

      On an average day some 6,000 aircraft fly through UK airspace, roughly a fifth of the 30,000 planes that criss-cross Europe....

    14. December 14, 2014

      Cable accuses National Air Traffic Services of under-investment

      Vince Cable, business secretary, accused National Air Traffic Services of “skimping on large-scale investment for very many...

    15. 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...

    16. December 8, 2014

      Give up the dogma of the unshrinkable state

      The British state used to have a prices-and-incomes policy. Now it does not. It used to run utilities, airlines and car...

    17. November 28, 2014

      Why luxury air travel is taking off again

      $(function FTstoryContentfindarticle-header-furnitureload(function setTimeout( function var dropCap = FTfirstletter');...

    18. November 23, 2014

      Feedback: A third runway for Heathrow

      Michael Skapinker argued last week that local opposition to a third Heathrow runway was less noisy than often claimed....

    19. 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...

    20. November 19, 2014

      Heathrow locals defy the ‘not in my back yard’ stereotype

      I spent a morning this week in Richmond, the southwest London borough that, opinion polls show, burns with opposition to a...

    21. 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 week’s...

    22. FT Data

      November 18, 2014

      Open data and government contracts

      In total around $9.5 trillion is estimated to be spent by governments on contracts with various businesses and other...

    23. November 12, 2014

      Top business figures call for London airports decision

      Some of Britain’s leading business figures are urging politicians to come off the fence and resolve the impasse which has...

    24. 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 Heathrow’s...

    25. November 11, 2014

      Perils of Heathrow airport U-turn weigh on parties

      The Tories are expected to carry out a U-turn over Heathrow next year if the Davies commission throws its weight behind a...

    26. 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, although...

    27. 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 building an...

    28. 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 its...

    29. October 29, 2014

      Heathrow’s revenues rise 8.2%

      Heathrow’s revenues are expanding as the UK’s main airport battles with Gatwick to be the choice for further expansion....

    30. 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...

    31. October 16, 2014

      Ferrovial and Macquarie take over 3 UK airports

      Ferrovial of Spain and Macquarie of Australia have joined forces to take over Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton airports 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 largest...

    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 the...

    34. October 9, 2014

      Heathrow and Gatwick airports add medical checks for Ebola

      Enhanced screening for Ebola is to be introduced at London’s two main airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, and the Eurostar rail...

    35. 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 his...

    36. October 6, 2014

      Doubt cast over need for UK air travel hub

      Britain does not need a hub airport and Heathrow should not be allowed to build another runway, the boss of the country’s...

    37. 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 London...

    38. 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 runway...

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