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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.

Fewer passengers taking to the skies through Heathrow airport

The slowdown in the skies continued at Heathrow last month, when passenger numbers dropped to 5.2 million, 0.5 per cent fewer than the same time a year ago.

Qantas jets grounded at Heathrow

Airlines warned ahead of strikes

BAA seeks review of airport sales ruling

The airports operator BAA will today apply for a judicial review of the Competition Commission's ruling that it should continue to divest airports following the sale of Gatwick to a consortium led by Global Infrastructure Partners in 2009.

Heathrow named London 2012 airport

Heathrow Airport became the 42nd domestic sponsor of the London 2012 Games today.

Tony Parsons becomes Heathrow airport's new bard of baggage reclaim

BAA will distribute 5,000 copies of the book to customers at Heathrow. Parsons will receive a flat fee

Soaring fuel costs eat into Ryanair's profits

Ryanair fell short of market expectations with its quarterly profits yesterday, as soaring fuel costs offset rising passengers numbers and revenues.

BAA considers appeal to EU human rights court over forced 'fire sale' of two airports

BAA is considering appealing to the European Court of Human Rights in a last-ditch attempt to stop the break-up of the airports operator.

Lost appeal over airport sale clips BAA's wings

But despite the ruling, the company has still not given up its two-year fight against divestment

Ben Ross: Signs are that this decision is good news for travellers

Your first impression of a BAA airport? Almost certainly the characteristic black-on-yellow signage. "Departures" the notice will say, next to a little icon of a plane taking off. The company holds the copyright on the particular combination of colour, typeface, icons and arrows used to direct passengers around its airports.

BAA must sell Stansted and one other airport

Airport operator BAA must sell two of its UK airports, competition chiefs said today in a final ruling.

BAA to lose sell-off battle

Competition chiefs are expected to confirm today that the airport operator BAA will have to sell two of its airports.

Ruling expected on airports sale

Competition chiefs are expected to finally confirm tomorrow that airport operator BAA will have to sell two of its airports.

'More flexible' airport security plans outlined

Proposals for a more "passenger-friendly" approach to security at airports have been outlined by the Government.

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