British Airways parent International Airlines Group looks set to increase its dominance at Heathrow Airport after Lufthansa agrees a £172.5 million deal to sell BMI to the airline. The takeover will now be subject to an examination by the competition regulators, but if allowed, the deal will see IAG acquire an additional 56 landing slots […]
Flight delays and cancellations at airports in the South East appear to have come to an end as the weather improves and the fog lifts. Flights to and from London were disrupted over Sunday and Monday as much of the city experienced poor visibility. London Heathrow reported that 104 arrivals were cancelled, along with 120 […]
Plans for a new airport in the Thames Estuary have been referred to as the solution to the aviation crisis in the South-East by Mayor of London Boris Johnson. The design is the work of architect Lord Foster, who said the four-runway hub would put Britain back in a dominant position in terms of world […]
Former British Airways boss, and current CEO of International Airlines Group, Willie Walsh, has accused Prime Minister David Cameron of appointing new Transport Secretary Justine Greening as a fireguard against an aviation policy which is detrimental to the British economy. Ms Greening has taken over the top transport position after Philip Hammond filled that vacancy […]
Ministers are considering plans to link Gatwick and Heathrow airports via a high speed railway service. The idea is to create a virtual hub, currently being called Heathwick, which could help to tackle the problem of diminishing capacity at airports in the south east. The trains would travel at up to 180mph meaning the journey […]
Virgin Atlantic owner, Sir Richard Branson, has said that he will consult with regulators about British Airways’ decision to purchase six landing and take-off slots from troubled BMI at Heathrow. BA is already holds more slots than any other airline at the London hub by far. According to a statement made by Virgin, Sir Richard […]
British Airways has done a deal with BMI for an undisclosed amount to acquire six of the troubled airline’s valuable landing- and take-off slots at Heathrow Airport. The agreement means that IAG, parent of the UK flag carrier, now commands 45 per cent of the capacity at the London hub. In a short statement, BA […]
A new report commissioned by the company which operates Heathrow suggests that the airport is falling behind other European hubs when it comes to connecting directly with cities across the emerging markets. According to chief executive of BAA, Colin Matthews, the annual cost to the UK for its lack of direct connections already stands at […]
As German flag carrier Lufthansa looks at ways of disposing of BMI, Emirates confirms that it is not interested in acquiring the loss maker. A spokesman for the Middle Eastern giant said that although Emirates is looking to continue expanding, it is not currently looking to do so by purchasing another carrier. Etihad, also rumoured […]
A recent survey by the Post Office has revealed that UK holidaymakers have been attracted by long-haul destinations this summer, as the demand for currency to countries such as Mexico showed a sharp increase. Cheap, all-inclusive deals to Mexican resorts such as Cancun saw demand for the currency jump by 144 per cent over the […]
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