Destinology has a week-long break on the Caribbean island of Barbados for £829 per person in a superior beachfront room at the Coconut Court Beach Hotel

The Business Matrix: Monday 23 April 2012

BAA break-up 'boosted Gatwick'

Gatwick better under new owner, says ex-BAA chief

A former top executive at BAA has conceded that the Competition Commission's decision to break-up the airport operator's South-east of England monopoly has already proven successful.

The Virgin Atlantic aircraft stands on the tarmac with emergency service vehicles in support after making an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport

Virgin Atlantic emergency landing caused by alarms, says airline

A Virgin Atlantic incident earlier this week, in which 15 passengers had to be treated in hospital after an emergency landing evacuation, was due to "a number of alarms being triggered in-flight", the airline said today.

Man badly hurt in crash at Gatwick Airport

A 67-year-old man is fighting for his life after he was hit by a taxi near an airport terminal.

Heathrow Airport faces busiest day of Easter today

The Easter getaway begins in earnest today with the UK's biggest airport, Heathrow, expecting its busiest day of the whole holiday period.

Airports scrap eye scanners

High-tech eye scanners designed to reduce the time taken for passengers to enter the UK have been scrapped at two airports and closed to anyone who has not already registered, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) said.

Airport eye scanners to be reviewed

High-tech eye scanners designed to reduce the time taken for passengers to enter the UK have been scrapped at two airports and closed to anyone who has not already registered, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) said.

Barbados, Cape Town, Las Vegas

Now... Barbados Bliss

British Airways Holidays has a week's break at the Dover Beach Hotel in Barbados (room only), a short drive from Bridgetown. The deal includes flights from Gatwick on 3 Sept for £674pp. Britishairways.com

Rome: -1C

Britain joins the European single weather zone

Temperatures fall to -12 as freeze kicks in

Are we in this together? London and North worst hit by spending cuts

Poorest areas feel the pain with cuts of up to £221 per person – but for the wealthy it's just £47

Stansted is finally put up for sale by BAA

A "for sale" sign was finally raised above Stansted airport yesterday, after BAA lost its latest appeal against the CompetitionCommission.

French Alps, Carnevale di Venezia, Dubai

Now... Alpine ascent

Pack your warmest ski gear for a winter sports holiday in the French Alps this weekend. Mark Warner has a week in the resort of Les Deux Alpes for £545 per person, which includes catered accommodation at the Chalethotel Bérangère, transfers and Monarch flights from Gatwick to Geneva on Sunday, 5 February. Markwarner.co.uk

London City airport owner prepares for sale

GIP wants new chief executive to review exit options, in hope of eventually fetching £1.25bn
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