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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.

BAA in war of words with BA as Heathrow disruption continues

As 50,000 more travellers saw their Christmas plans wrecked by yesterday's flight cancellations at Heathrow, a war of words broke out between the airport owner, BAA, and its biggest customer. British Airways cancelled 150 flights on the basis of what it says turned out to be misleading guidance from the airport operator about when the second runway would reopen.

Christmas travellers given glimmer of hope

Christmas travel misery began to ease today - a day late for Heathrow Airport's boss who decided to sacrifice his 2010 bonus.

Boris Johnson: 'Heathrow chaos must teach BAA serious lesson'

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said airport operator BAA had "very serious lessons" to learn from the chaos caused at Heathrow by this month's snowfall.

PM 'frustrated' by Heathrow disruption

Prime Minister David Cameron said today he was "frustrated" by the continued disruption at Heathrow as the Government offered military support to help clear the snow.

Government offers military assistance to BAA

The Government has offered military assistance to the airport operator BAA amid continuing disruption at Heathrow, David Cameron said today.

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Midwinter misery continued for travellers today, with road and rail journeys disrupted and delays and cancellations continuing at the UK's biggest airport.

BAA earnings set to fly higher

The airports operator BAA raised its full year earnings forecast yesterday on the back of higher passenger numbers at Heathrow. The company, owned by Spain's Ferrovial, said it now expected adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation to exceed the recent forecast of £972m, with recent strength expected to continue in 2011.

Business fliers boost air passenger numbers

A rise in business passengers boosted the number of air travellers passing through BAA's six UK airports last month, it was announced today.

Leading article: The special interests take off

The special pleading was predictable enough. Emboldened, perhaps, by recent success in his other chairmanship (at Liverpool FC), Martin Broughton of British Airways has inveighed against the "completely redundant" security restrictions he feels have been imposed on British airports. Airline lobbyists, including the Heathrow owner BAA, rushed to endorse his words yesterday.

BAA bemoans high tariffs as passengers rise

BAA reported a rise in third-quarter traffic yesterday, but the airports operator still bemoaned "high tariffs" imposed on its business.

Ferrovial to sell chunk of BAA

Ferrovial is to sell off 10 per cent of British airports group BAA, the Spanish conglomerate said yesterday.

Business News In Brief: OFT set to announce Travis Perkins' takeover decision

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) will announce if it has approved Travis Perkins's £558m takeover of builders' merchants BSS on Tuesday.

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