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.
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Friday 25 March 2011
Outlook When Colin Matthews, the boss of BAA, appeared in front of MPs earlier this month to discuss the snow that paralysed Heathrow airport in December, he said the debacle had cost the airports operator around £20m. You can now add £50m to that figure – the sum BAA promised yesterday to invest in Heathrow as it seeks to avoid a repeat of the problem.
Thursday 24 March 2011
Airport operator BAA's response to the pre-Christmas snow was "initially ineffective" leading to "distress" to passengers, a report into the December 2010 travel chaos said today.
Friday 11 March 2011
The boss of Heathrow, who admitted the airport was "overwhelmed" by the pre-Christmas snow, had a £151,000 pay rise in 2010, it was revealed today.
Wednesday 09 March 2011
Heathrow's bad weather plan failed just before Christmas due to the wrong amount of snow, the airport's head told MPs yesterday.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
Heathrow's bad weather plan just before Christmas failed due to the wrong amount of snow, the airport's boss told MPs today.
Thursday 03 March 2011
Airlines and holiday companies today launched a campaign calling on the Government to halt any further rises in airport departure tax.
Tuesday 01 March 2011
Wednesday 23 February 2011
The airport operator BAA shook off the effects of the volcanic ash cloud and snow to post reduced losses last year, as the global industry recovered.
Wednesday 23 February 2011
Outlook Bad luck certainly came in threes for BAA last year. The British Airways cabin crew strike was bad for the airports operator. The Icelandic volcano was worse. And then there was the snow, for which BAA thought it had prepared well, only to discover it hadn't.
Tuesday 22 February 2011
BAA should have been better prepared to deal with the winter snowfall that disrupted flights and caused chaos at Heathrow airport for four days in the run-up to Christmas, the airport operator's chief executive, Colin Matthews, has said.
Thursday 13 January 2011
BAA, the airports operator, will take a £24m hit because of disruption during last month's snow storms, with Heathrow suffering the biggest reduction in profit. The company, which is owned by Ferrovial, the Spanish construction firm, said the disruption was expected to reduce Heathrow's profits by around £19m, while Stansted would take a £1m hit.
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