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Flybe has hit out at the owners of Gatwick, claiming the airline's decision to sell 25 take-off and landing slots at the base to easyJet for £20m was due to the airport's "discriminatory" treatment of smaller airlines.

Heathrow revenues take-off after record 70 million passengers used Britain's biggest airport in 2012

Heathrow reported higher revenues and profits today after a record 70 million passengers used Britain's biggest airport during 2012.

Stansted to be sold to Manchester Airports for £1.5bn

The company formerly known as BAA is to sell Stansted airport to the Manchester Airports group for £1.5 billion.

Heathrow passenger numbers go soaring to a record

The number of passengers passing through Heathrow’s terminals hit a record high of 5.6 million in December as demand for European, Middle East and east Asian flights soared.

Snow is expected to fall across the country as plummeting temperatures usher in a cold snap

Britain braces for blanket of snow as cold snap arrives

Up to 10cm was predicted to fall overnight and into the early hours of Monday morning, spreading southwards from Scotland

Airport operator BAA to change name after sell off

Airport operator BAA is to change its name after nearly 50 years.

Official figures show Olympic slump for UK tourism

Tony Blair promised “A once-in-an-era opportunity for British tourism”. Boris Johnson predicted “When hundreds of thousands of people come, it will inevitably be good for this city”. But the official figures show tourism slumped over the London Olympics, contributing to a dismal summer for visitor numbers.

Ryanair's eyes on Stansted

Ryanair, the low cost carrier, is in talks about buying a 25 per cent stake in London Stansted airport, which is up for sale for an estimated £1bn.

Low-cost carrier Ryanair in talks about taking a stake in Stansted airport

Ryanair, the low cost carrier, said it was interested in buying a 25 per cent stake in London Stansted airport, which is up for sale for an estimated £1bn.

BAA ends battle for Stansted

Stansted Airport was put up for sale yesterday after its owner, BAA, finally gave up a three-year battle against the Competition Commission which ordered the sell-off back in March 2009.

James Ashton: Qataris know that Heathrow is what really matters to BAA

Outlook Those Qataris must know something we don't. Only a day or so ago, they laid out £900m for a fifth of BAA, the owner of Heathrow. No sooner is the ink dry than BAA has thrown in the towel on its bid to hang onto Stansted airport, which it was ordered to sell by the Competition Commission three years ago.

BAA ends fight for Stansted as airport is put up for sale

Stansted Airport was put up for sale yesterday after its owner BAA finally gave up a three-year battle against the Competition Commission which ordered the sell-off in March 2009.

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BAA to abandon Stansted sale flight

Airport operator BAA is to give up its long legal battle over the forced sale of Stansted Airport.

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Qataris buy 20% stake in BAA 

Airports suffer from Olympic effect

The number of passengers using the UK's main airports dipped last month as people stayed at home to watch the Olympics.

Heathrow Airport offers 'near perfect' departure experience for Olympic Games athletes

A journey through Heathrow airport - not always a happy experience - was made near perfect for thousands of departing Olympic athletes today.

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