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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.

Theresa May ordered that the UK Border Force be separated from the UK Border Agency (UKBA)

Border Force missing targets

The extent to which the Border Force failed to meet some immigration-queue targets at Heathrow last month were revealed today.

Government promises action on Heathrow queues

The Government has promised action to deal with "too long" queues at Heathrow but blamed the rain for recent troubles and insisted claims of two-hour waits were a "wild" exaggeration.

Heathrow ordered to stop apologising

Heathrow airport has been ordered to stop handing out leaflets to passengers that apologise for delays at immigration.

More concerns over Heathrow queues

Lengthy queues at Heathrow cleared overnight - but further concerns were raised today about the reputation of the airport with the Olympics on the horizon.

Gatwick owner GIP buys Edinburgh Airport in £807m deal

Edinburgh Airport has at last been sold, with owner BAA yesterday offloading the base in Scotland's capital to the owner of Gatwick and London City airports for £807m.

GIP to buy Edinburgh airport

Edinburgh Airport is to be bought by the group that runs Gatwick and London City airports, it was announced today.

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BAA break-up 'boosted Gatwick'

Gatwick better under new owner, says ex-BAA chief

A former top executive at BAA has conceded that the Competition Commission's decision to break-up the airport operator's South-east of England monopoly has already proven successful.

Record 70 million use Heathrow airport

Heathrow was used by 70 million passengers in a year for the first time in the 12 months to April, after booming demand saw planes as well as the runway busier than ever before.

Heathrow reaches 70m passenger milestone

The UK's busiest airport, Heathrow, saw 70 million passengers pass through its terminals in a 12-month period for the first time in March.

MPs leave Heathrow open to carve-up threat

The ownership of Heathrow airport could be divided up as a result of small print in the Civil Aviation Bill, which is going through Parliament.

The late BBC's John Peel

Trending: Turn left at Peel and upstairs to Schwarzenegger

On Friday, the BBC director-general Mark Thompson revealed that part of Radio 1's new home in Broadcasting House is to be renamed The John Peel Wing.

Mark Leftly: Why BAA's right to air its ire over Stansted sell-off

The regulator has set an unreasonable timeframe

'Topping out' ceremony at Heathrow

Work that it is hoped will transform the UK's biggest airport reached a key stage today with a "topping out" ceremony at a £2.5 billion new terminal.

Channel One footage shows Adam Osmayevunder the escort of masked agents following their raid in Odessa

Critics say report of election-day plot to kill Putin is a PR stunt

Russian and Ukrainian authorities yesterday said they had uncovered a terrorist plot to assassinate Vladimir Putin, an announcement that raised eyebrows owing to its disclosure only days before the presidential elections.

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