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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.

David Prosser: BAA will keep playing for more time

Outlook The wheels of justice can't grind slowly enough for BAA. Though the airports operator lost the latest round of its spat with the Competition Commission in the Court of Appeal yesterday, it is seeking permission to appeal. And you can see why – the company is still smarting from the disappointing price it had to accept for Gatwick last year, when the regulator's original ruling that BAA should be broken up forced it to sell a trophy asset at the height of the recession. The longer it can delay the day it has to put Stansted and one of Edinburgh or Glasgow airports up for sale, the more chance it has to secure a better price as the global airline industry recovers.

Court of Appeal tells BAA to sell Stansted and a Scottish airport

BAA lost the latest round of a long-running legal saga with the competition authorities over its dominance of the UK's airports yesterday, meaning that it will now be forced to sell Stansted, and either Edinburgh or Glasgow airports.

Court defeat for BAA over airport sell-off

A decision that could force airport operator BAA to comply with an order to sell three of its airports was restored by the Court of Appeal today.

Border agency strike hits ports and airports

Border Agency workers at ports and airports across the country will launch a two-day strike today in protest at changes to their shift patterns.

Heathrow enjoys busiest September on record

A marked recovery in the embattled air travel industry saw Heathrow enjoy its busiest September on record, airport giant BAA revealed today.

Simon Calder: Call this a Third World airport?

Cardinal Walter Kasper has, unwittingly, done a huge favour to three disparate parties: BAA, which runs Heathrow and five other airports; British Airways; and those of us who celebrate the UK's diversity. When the President of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity chose to pontificate on the arrivals experience at Heathrow airport, the outrage he caused provided a rare wave of public sympathy for BA and BAA, while reminding the travelling public of the excellent work done by the splendidly multi-cultural group of workers who keep the show on the road.

Traffic at British airports slows

A combination of the volcanic ash disruption and the strike at British Airways saw passenger numbers at six of Britain's busiest airports fall by an average of 3.2 per cent during the six months to August, their operator, BAA, said yesterday.

Business Diary: Software rap is, well, just...

When big companies try to get down with the kids and tackle the yoof market, you know you're in for trouble. When they try to do it with rap music, disaster is sure to follow. The latest example of this is internet security company Norton, which has enlisted Snoop Dogg for its latest campaign against cyber crime. There's a website – "Hack is Wack" – and a competition inviting you to upload your own two-minute rap video on cyber crime, the prize being a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet the great man, who is probably going to rapidly regret his involvement in such a cringeworthy venture.

Airport workers offered 2% rise in strike peace deal

The pay deal which averted strikes by thousands of workers at six airports includes a 2% pay rise and a lump sum of £500, it was revealed today.

Threat of airports strike called off

The threat of strikes by thousands of airport workers which could have caused travel chaos for holidaymakers was averted last night.

Airports strike threat called off after new pay deal

The threat of strikes by thousands of airport workers which could have caused travel chaos for holidaymakers was averted tonight.

Talks under way in bid to avoid airport workers' strike

Crucial talks aimed at averting the threat of strikes by airport workers which could cause travel chaos for holidaymakers before the end of the school break got under way today.

Mark Leftly: Huhne's stance on nuclear policy was perfectly clear

The Energy Secretary's U-turn is only a beginning

Union agrees to talks that may prevent airport strike

Bank Holiday travellers may be reprieved from a strike at six of Britain's biggest airports later this month after the Unite trade union yesterday agreed to conciliatory talks.

This is the weekend for...Booking a last-minute holiday

David Cameron may be urging the British to celebrate their ancient heritage at the expense of outmoded ideas such as "Cool Britannia", but despite the threat of strikes looming for six BAA-operated airports (Heathrow, Stansted, Southampton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen), this weekend is the perfect time to book an escape before Britannia cools down for good this winter.

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