Civil Aviation Authority

Sir Howard Davies' Airports Commission: Air travel could be

An end to flying around in circles over the Home Counties: that is the prospect if the Davies Commission's short-term proposals for dealing with the aviation capacity crunch are accepted. But residents of west London face even more landings before 6am.

Heathrow airport soars back into profit

Selling Stansted airport and hitting airlines with higher take-off and landing charges helped Heathrow Airport swing into profit in the first half of the year.

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Ash cloud flight misery worsens

Disruption to flights to and from Scotland and northern England because of the latest Icelandic ash cloud crisis will continue for the rest of the day.

The plane disaster drill that fooled the world

Journalists are long used to taking the word of Zimbabwean authorities with than a generous pinch of salt. But as black smoke billowed over Harare airport yesterday and ambulances screeched towards it, the worst was expected.