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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 Airport prepares for Olympics departures

Bosses of Heathrow are on their marks to cope with one of the busiest-ever days at the west London airport when thousands of athletes fly off after the end of the Olympics.

Under the plan, payments would be funded from BAA’s profits

Residents could get cash in return for third runway

Residents under Heathrow's flight-path could be offered thousands of pounds in compensation if a future government gives the go-ahead to the construction of a third runway at Europe's busiest airport.

Under the plan, payments would be funded from BAA’s profits

Planes may pay for noise over Heathrow

Tory group proposes compensation to break deadlock over expanding capacity in South-east

BAA fights on to avoid selling Stansted

The airports operator BAA is to ask the Supreme Court to overturn a Competition Commission ruling forcing it to sell Stansted airport.

10.London (Stansted) – 40 miles (km) from central London

BAA loses Stansted legal challenge

Airport operator BAA lost its latest challenge today against a decision forcing it to sell Stansted Airport in Essex.

Stansted Airport battle resumes at Court of Appeal

The latest round of a battle over the sale of Stansted Airport took off at the Court of Appeal today.

Switch to cleaner aircraft is clipping the wings of BAA's earnings

BAA's earnings before tax and interest will be £1.3bn this year, 1.2 per cent lower than it previously forecast, as carriers switch to cleaner aircraft quicker than expected.

Two suspected Fathers 4 Justice protesters arrested after breaching Heathrow perimeter fence

Two suspected Fathers 4 Justice protesters sparked alarm when they breached Heathrow Airport security fences while planes were taking off and landing today.

Eurozone fears reduce flights from UK

The lure of souvlaki, sardines and spaghetti hasn't been enough to outweigh headlines about the eurozone crisis: fewer Britons are flying to Greece, Portugal and Italy this year.

What the Sunday papers said...

The Independent on Sunday: Pressure on Bank to put extra £50bn into recovery

GIP takes over Edinburgh Airport

Scotland's busiest airport has formally changed hands following an £807.2 million deal.

Welcome hosts to be given a regular slot at Heathrow

Unpaid welcome hosts will become a regular feature at Heathrow, the airport's owner has revealed.

Immigration Minister Damian Green blames wrong type of wind for chaos at Heathrow

Emergency plans to hire 70 more staff at troubled Heathrow were announced by the Immigration Minister yesterday as he acknowledged that the huge queues at the airport may be damaging Britain's reputation abroad.

The Home Secretary Theresa May has been making contingency plans for a strike

May prepares for border staff strike as chaos hits Heathrow

Airport falls short of BAA targets as arrivals are greeted with three-hour waits at passport control

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