Articles tagged “gatwick”

Coronavirus Finally Caught Up With London’s Most Convenient Airport

Coronavirus Finally Caught Up With London’s Most Convenient Airport

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The business traveler's favorite, and formerly Europe's conduit to doing business (and lunch) with the capital’s bankers, London City Airport remains quiet and is preparing to lay off staff.

1 month ago

Airport Automation to Speed Up for a Crisis Rebound With Less Human Contact

Airport Automation to Speed Up for a Crisis Rebound With Less Human Contact

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Sanitizing robots. Amazon's touchless checkouts for airport stores. Contactless dining. Airports had already been embracing automation, but the crisis may accelerate the pace of change.

6 months ago

British Airways Suspends Flights From Gatwick Airport

British Airways Suspends Flights From Gatwick Airport

Sarah Young, Reuters

With capacity set to fall by 75 percent over the next two months, the airline can better weather the storm and turn its focus to Heathrow.

7 months ago

Gatwick Airport’s Budget Travel Potential Is Key to New Investors

Gatwick Airport’s Budget Travel Potential Is Key to New Investors

Stefan Nicola and Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

Sure, budget flights are doing pretty well, but building a multi-billion dollar business on a foundation of cheapskates who will fly anywhere as long as its under £20 doesn't seem so wise.

2 years ago

Aviation Industry Weighs Implications of Gatwick Drone Incident as Suspects Released

Aviation Industry Weighs Implications of Gatwick Drone Incident as Suspects Released

Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

Regardless of the ultimate findings of what actually happened at Gatwick regarding the drone incident, the event is a wakeup call to the aviation industry.

2 years ago

Gatwick Reopens After 2 Are Arrested for Drone Flights

Gatwick Reopens After 2 Are Arrested for Drone Flights

Gregory Katz, Associated Press

This is only the beginning of the airport drone menace.

2 years ago

Drone Scare Disrupts London Gatwick During Holiday Rush

Drone Scare Disrupts London Gatwick During Holiday Rush

Justin Bachman, Kyunghee Park and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

As we've remarked over the years, it's only a matter of time until a doofus with a drone knocks an airliner out of the sky and kills dozens or hundreds of people. In fact, it almost happened recently in Mexico.

2 years ago

Investment Fund Mulls Selling Stake in London’s Gatwick Airport

Investment Fund Mulls Selling Stake in London’s Gatwick Airport

Scott Deveau, Aaron Kirchfeld, and Dinesh Nair, Bloomberg

Competition in the London airport market is heating up, and that may be enough of an exit strategy for a major investment fund that holds nearly half of Gatwick Airport. That GIP is contemplating putting its 42 percent stake up for sale may complicate Gatwick's request with the British government to add another runway.

3 years ago

Pilots Demand Drone Regulation After Gatwick Airport Runway Briefly Shut

Pilots Demand Drone Regulation After Gatwick Airport Runway Briefly Shut

Associated Press

Drones are an aviation disaster waiting to happen. Absent tough regulations, it is only a matter of time.

3 years ago

After Years of Delays, UK Government Gives Go-Ahead For Heathrow Expansion… Again

After Years of Delays, UK Government Gives Go-Ahead For Heathrow Expansion… Again

Christopher Jasper and Thomas Penny, Bloomberg

The UK government's backing of Heathrow over Gatwick is only the first step. The same thing happened in 2003 and 2007. The airline industry should expect years of squabbling and judicial reviews to further hold up the process of building a new runway in the south east of England.

4 years ago

UK Government Promises to Choose Between Heathrow and Gatwick

UK Government Promises to Choose Between Heathrow and Gatwick

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Like Berlin's new airport's failures or New York City's terrible offerings, London's airport drama is one of the longest running sagas in modern transportation. Meanwhile new rivals make solid ground every day.

4 years ago

British Airways CEO Says Case for Heathrow Expansion is ‘Overwhelming’

British Airways CEO Says Case for Heathrow Expansion is ‘Overwhelming’

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

The UK government will be deciding the issue of whether to approve a third Heathrow runway within the next week or so. It's no secret which way British Airways wants the decision to go.

4 years ago