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Business groups warned that the failure to expand Heathrow would see the UK “fall behind the rest of the world” as the new runway’s future was again plunged into doubt this weekend. It emerged that Spanish infrastructure giant Ferrovial was reportedly considering selling its 25 per cent stake in the airport if it could not [...]
Heathrow owner Ferrovial has added to the uncertainty over the airport’s long-awaited third runway by saying it might consider selling the asset if it could not get an “adequate return” on its investment. The Spanish infrastructure firm, which owns UK outsourcer Amey, currently owns a 25 per cent stake in Europe’s busiest airport. However, chief [...]
Heathrow has set up a separate arrivals area for people travelling from the Chinese city hit by the coronavirus outbreak. Transport secretary Grant Shapps said Heathrow was putting “additional measures” in place this morning to protect against the virus. “Initially this is to ensure that when flights come in directly into Heathrow there is a [...]
Heathrow’s new runway will be delayed by over a year after a report by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) restricted early spending on the expansion. The project is now expected to be completed between 2028 and late 2029, a setback of more than a year. Read more: Boris Johnson raises red flag in election over [...]
Heathrow enjoyed its busiest ever November this year, as Thanksgiving celebrations helped boost passenger growth to and from the US. British Airways and Amercian Airlines brought in new routes to Pittsburgh and increased flights on other journeys. Read more: Heathrow breaks the history books with over 80m passengers Meanwhile, Delta and Virgin Atlantic also ramped [...]
A firm set up by the former boss of Ofcom has been appointed to advise the aviation regulator on whether Heathrow’s terminals could be operated by third-parties. The Civil Aviation Authority has selected Flint Global, which was set up by former Ofcom chief executive Ed Richards, to look into the possibility of allowing other companies [...]
Both Labour and the Conservatives have been accused of “hostility” towards Britain’s airports, amid concerns over whether the expansion of Heathrow will go ahead under the next government. This morning, former Labour aviation minister Jim Fitzpatrick said that politicians in Westminster are “nowhere near” catering to the needs of the airport industry. Read more: Heathrow [...]
Heathrow airport enjoyed its busiest October on record as 6.9m passengers travelled from and to London’s international hub, thanks in part to fans flying to Japan’s Rugby World Cup. Airport traffic grew 0.5 per cent year on year, Heathrow revealed today, with the number of passengers flying to and from the Middle East rising 6.5 [...]
A war of words between two of Britain’s two biggest airlines over take-off and landing slots at Heathrow escalated further this morning, as Virgin Atlantic’s boss launched a fresh salvo against the dominance of British Airways owner International Airlines Group (IAG) at the airport. Shai Weiss, Virgin Atlantic’s outspoken chief executive, revealed he had set [...]
Heathrow airport has come under fresh pressure to increase competition between airlines, amid concerns over a monopoly by British Airways owner International Airlines Group (IAG). A survey has suggested 57 per cent of British travellers support more choice of airline at Heathrow, one day after the transport secretary backed calls for greater competition. Read more: [...]
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