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    Underwhelmed response for Ryanair’s business-lite

    Persuading business passengers to swap champagne and complimentary nibbles for scratch cards and arrival klaxons may be a...

  2. August 27, 2014

    Orbitz: travel sick

    The internet was supposed to deliver more diverse, open, and competitive capitalism. This turned out to more than...

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  1. 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 eviction...

  2. August 15, 2014

    Heathrow airport expansion protesters vow to fight on

    Campaigners against airport expansion occupying a community garden close to Heathrow have won a reprieve after bailiffs...

  3. August 5, 2014

    Funding doubts cast shadow on £15bn push for northern revival

    A £15bn plan by five of Britain’s northern cities to bury longstanding rivalries and forge an economic revival with new road...

  4. August 5, 2014

    Imperial unveils details of £3bn campus extension

    Imperial College London has unveiled details of a £3bn campus extension devoted to data science. The university has...

  5. August 5, 2014

    Passenger jet makes emergency landing at Manchester

    Fighter jets were scrambled and Manchester airport was closed after a Qatar Airways passenger jet had to make an emergency...

  6. July 25, 2014

    Heathrow records growth and looks for more via a third runway

    Heathrow experienced a modest increase in passenger numbers in the first six months of 2014 that helped it record a slightly...

  7. July 24, 2014

    Gatwick adds £256m spending pledge to proposal for second runway

    Gatwick airport on Thursday sought to win over local people to its plan for a second runway by offering £256m towards jet...

  8. July 22, 2014

    US railways: Back on track

    The rail yard is busy at Lamberts Point Coal terminal. Coal cars squeal as they roll down a slope towards a pair of vast...

  9. July 16, 2014

    Drones and homes replace runways in ‘Heathrow City’ plans

    Futuristic ‘Heathrow City’ visions unveiled Architects have unveiled their futuristic visions of what Heathrow could look...

  10. July 15, 2014

    UK space industry poised for lift-off

    Space tourism and the continued rapid growth of Britain’s space industry will provide a £1bn annual boost to the economy,...

  11. July 15, 2014

    MAG says Stansted growth outperforms expectations

    London’s Stansted airport is growing by 10 per cent after heavy investment, its new owner Manchester Airports Group (MAG)...

  12. July 9, 2014

    UK widens security measures at airports

    In a widening of UK airport security measures, all travellers are now required to prove that their electronic devices work...

  13. July 8, 2014

    Further setback for ‘Boris island’

    Boris Johnson’s proposal to build an airport in the Thames estuary has received a setback after research showed its...

  14. July 7, 2014

    Electronic gadgets must work to be allowed on flights to US

    Passengers travelling to the US will have to prove their electronic gadgets are working, and not packed with explosives, or...

  15. July 6, 2014

    Heathrow makes money out of misery

    Genius. Absolute genius. Stranded again at London’s Heathrow airport, I suddenly grasped the power of public relations....

  16. July 3, 2014

    UK air travellers warned of extra security checks

    Nick Clegg has warned airline passengers to expect extra checks for the foreseeable future, after the US asked its European...

  17. July 3, 2014

    UK company wins prize for helping to end airport liquids ban

    A small Oxfordshire-based company whose technology is helping to end the hand-baggage liquid ban at airports has won one of...

  18. July 2, 2014

    US and UK in security push amid al-Qaeda fears

    The US and UK are increasing aviation security amid new concerns about the capacity of al-Qaeda-linked groups to evade...

  19. July 1, 2014

    Heathrow eyes jump in landing charges

    The new chief executive of Heathrow has signalled that the UK’s biggest airport is looking to increase the landing fees it...

  20. June 30, 2014

    Airports: how to stay grounded

    Light the blue touch paper and stand well clear. Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye proposes increasing landing charges by an...

  21. June 27, 2014

    Week in Review, June 28

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Relief for Murdoch after phone-hacking...

  22. June 27, 2014

    NATS managers’ bonuses cut after computer failure

    Top managers at NATS, the UK air traffic control service, have had their bonuses docked after hundreds of flights were...

  23. June 26, 2014

    Gatwick to hand out £250m in divis over three years

    Gatwick airport said it expects to pay £250m in dividends to shareholders over the next three years, as it posted a swing...

  24. June 25, 2014

    Doubts grow over Davies report on Heathrow

    Lord Heseltine and Lord Adonis have warned that the disagreement over whether to expand Heathrow is unlikely to be resolved...

  25. June 24, 2014

    Boris Johnson fights to keep Thames estuary airport plans alive

    Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, is fighting to keep alive his proposal for a Thames estuary airport by publishing a...

  26. June 13, 2014

    UK has fallen behind Germany and France, China warns

    Britain has fallen behind Germany and France in Beijing’s estimation, China warned, in unusually blunt language, before its...

  27. June 4, 2014

    Criticism of the IMF should not drown out good advice

    When the International Monetary Fund comes to London to conduct its annual economic inspection, the pundits’ narrative...

  28. June 4, 2014

    Heathrow’s Terminal 2 avoids repeat of T5 launch chaos

    The opening of Heathrow’s new £2.5bn Terminal 2 on Wednesday appeared to have avoided the chaotic scenes associated with the...

  29. June 1, 2014

    Manchester airport’s 21m passengers a year is busiest since 2008

    Manchester airport, Britain’s third largest, has hit the 21m passengers a year mark for the first time since 2008,...

  30. May 30, 2014

    Heathrow’s Terminal 2 prepares for take-off

    Heathrow’s new Terminal 2 Heathrow’s bosses could be forgiven for crossing their fingers in the hope that next week’s...

  31. May 20, 2014

    Aerion banks on supersonic ambitions

    Speed is always attractive in aviation. With very little to bump into up in the blue yonder, vast velocities are safer than...

  32. May 19, 2014

    Ryanair cautious after first earnings fall in 5 years

    Ryanair on Monday reported an 8 per cent fall in net income for 2013-14, its first earnings decline in five years, and...

  33. May 18, 2014

    Disadvantaged should share in economic recovery, CBI deputy says

    Companies need to win back public trust by helping disadvantaged groups to share in the economic recovery, the first female...

  34. May 13, 2014

    EasyJet first-half losses better than forecast at £53m

    EasyJet on Tuesday posted a smaller loss than had been forecast, helped by measures from cost-cutting to attracting more...

  35. May 13, 2014

    Heathrow outlines plans to cut noise

    Heathrow has sought to defuse political opposition to a third runway by outlining plans to cut aircraft noise around the...

  36. 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...

  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 fight...

  38. May 6, 2014

    Benghazi economy flourishes amid precarious security

    The mood was festive when Benghazi’s newest shopping mall opened its doors last month, the city’s third since the revolution...

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