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  1. September 12, 2014

    Theresa May to relax UK transit visa regime

    Theresa May is to relax the UK’s transit visa regime to encourage more air passengers – particularly from China – to travel...

  2. 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 Airline...

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  2. London and the World 2013

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  1. September 9, 2014

    Dubai looks to cement its super-hub status with $32bn investment

    Desert destination Al Maktoum International airport stands alone in the desert, on the fringes of Dubai. Closer to the...

  2. September 9, 2014

    Impractical promises will not convince a sceptical electorate

    Pause before you promise. Most politicians will spend the long pre-election period campaigning rather than governing. You...

  3. September 8, 2014

    Dubai unveils $32bn plan for aviation mega-hub in desert

    Dubai on Monday unveiled plans to invest $32bn in a desert project to create what should be one of the world’s largest...

  4. September 5, 2014

    Bear market for gilts the next big move

    The last time the FTSE 100 index was at this level, St Tony was in Number 10, boring old stocks like Unilever and Diageo...

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    September 4, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * France halts delivery of warship to Russia | Move comes as Putin lays out plan for Ukraine ceasefire,...

  6. 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 created...

  7. 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 they...

  8. September 2, 2014

    Johnson refuses to accept ‘Boris Island’ defeat

    Boris Johnson has refused to accept defeat following the rejection of his ambitious proposal for a new British airport in...

  9. September 1, 2014

    ‘Boris Island’ airport plan to be sunk by aviation commission

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

  10. September 1, 2014

    Boost for Heathrow as CBI states case for hub

    The CBI employers’ lobby has handed Heathrow a boost in its effort to expand, saying it is essential Britain has a single...

  11. August 29, 2014

    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...

  12. August 27, 2014

    Orbitz: travel sick

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

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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,...

  22. 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)...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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....

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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