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BAA's Heathrow sees busiest June on record

Heathrow has had its busiest June on record, with more than 6 million passengers going through its doors, the airport's operator BAA said yesterday.

Airline-airport coalition named

The new coalition of the UK's biggest airlines and airport operators is understood to be called the Aviation Foundation.

Council votes to back Edinburgh tram project

Councillors have voted to partly complete the tram project in Scotland's capital.

Letter from the editor: Consider the difference

I have just returned to London from Los Angeles, and my early reflection is this: it’s nice to be in a place where the sun shines all day, where the transport systems work, and where the people are generally friendly and helpful.

Heathrow Express strike called off

A planned strike by workers on the Heathrow Express rail service between the airport and London has been called off after a new pay offer, it was announced today.

Heathrow Express workers to strike

Workers on the express rail link between Heathrow Airport and central London are to stage a 24-hour strike in a row over pay, it was announced today.

Flying Fortress crashes in field outside Chicago

A Second World War bomber made an emergency landing in a cornfield outside Chicago on Monday, with all seven people on board escaping before it was destroyed by fire. The accident happened just after the B-17 Flying Fortress took off from the Aurora Municipal Airport.

Video: Yemen airport on fire

The headquarters of Yemeni Airways has been engulfed in flames amidst fierce fighting in the capital Sanaa.

Thunderstorms cause Heathrow flight cancellations

Around 80 flights have been cancelled in and out of Heathrow as a result of bad weather.

BAA cuts summer traffic forecast

BAA yesterday cut its forecasts for Heathrow passenger numbers this summer and said interest costs pushed it deeper into the red in the first three months of this year.

Air traffic boss quits as reports fly in of controllers nodding off

The head of air traffic operations for the United States resigned last night after a string of attention-grabbing news reports about controllers falling asleep in airport towers leaving pilots to land their planes with no guidance from the ground beyond the visual track of runway lights.

Video: Sendai airport re-opens

Japan's tsunami-hit Sendai Airport has re-opened. A passenger jet arrived on Wednesday, the first since the disaster over a month ago.

Flybe forced to drop sale adverts

Airline carrier Flybe has been forced to drop a "massive sale" advertising campaign after "misleading" customers over participating airports.

Skydivers die after chutes collide

Two skydivers fell hundreds of feet to their deaths after colliding over an airport in California.

Snakes-on-a-plane pair held at airport

Airport authorities say they have detained two men who attempted to smuggle 40 pythons on board a flight to Dubai.

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