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.
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Friday 13 August 2010
Management and unions locked in a bitter airport workers' pay dispute will meet at conciliation service Acas on Monday in a bid to stop a strike which could wreck travel plans for millions.
Friday 13 August 2010
Air passengers face more travel chaos after key airport staff voted to strike over a pay offer derided by the Unite trade union as "nothing short of confrontational".
Thursday 12 August 2010
Thousands of holidaymakers face the prospect of travel chaos following an overwhelming vote for strike action by workers at BAA airports, including Heathrow.
Thursday 12 August 2010
Airport operator BAA will find out today whether thousands of its workers will strike in a dispute over pay that could cause disruption to flights at the end of the summer holidays.
Wednesday 11 August 2010
Heathrow airport had its busiest ever month for passengers in July, but airports outside London suffered flat or falling traffic.
Tuesday 10 August 2010
Britain's biggest airport, Heathrow, had its busiest-ever month in July 2010, it was announced today.
Thursday 29 July 2010
The airports operator BAA revealed narrowed first-half losses yesterday despite the impact of the volcanic ash cloud and the British Airways cabin crew strike.
Friday 23 July 2010
Thousands of workers at some of the country's biggest airports will today start voting on whether to launch a campaign of industrial action over pay, threatening disruption before the end of the summer holidays.
Sunday 04 July 2010
Corporate grandee Sir Nigel Rudd has been asked to stay on for a second three-year term as chairman of BAA. Sir Nigel took on the chairmanship of the UK's airports operator, owned by Spain's Ferrovial group, in September 2007, and has overseen a troubled period including the completion of Terminal 5, the forced sale of Gatwick airport and the failed attempt to build a third runway.
Friday 25 June 2010
The Icelandic ash cloud, the strikes by British Airways cabin staff and the snow over the winter has driven a £10m reduction in BAA's earnings hopes for the year.
Friday 28 May 2010
A missive arrives from a body calling itself the Stansted Airport Consultative Committee urging the new Government to press ahead with the break-up of BAA at its earliest opportunity – specifically to force the airports operator to sell off Stansted as soon as possible. SACC's website describes it as an independent body that represents users of the airport. By an odd coincidence, it shares a public relations consultant with Ryanair, the Irish no-frills airline that is BAA's harshest critic.
Tuesday 25 May 2010
The airport operator BAA bowed to the inevitable yesterday and formally announced it was abandoning plans for new runways at Heathrow and Stansted.
Friday 14 May 2010
A bonfire of Labour projects began yesterday as civil servants across Whitehall started the process of destroying schemes that they have spent years preparing.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
The new coalition Government's scrapping of a third runway at Heathrow airport reflects the manifesto promises of both the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties.
Friday 30 April 2010
The volcanic ash cloud cost the airport operator BAA £28m by forcing the closure of Heathrow and Stansted for six days earlier this month.
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