Articles tagged “gatwick”

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.

4 months 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.

1 year 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 years ago

London Mayor Talks Up Gatwick Airport Expansion in Wake of Brexit

London Mayor Talks Up Gatwick Airport Expansion in Wake of Brexit

Alex Morales and Thomas Penny, Bloomberg

The UK government still seems no closer to deciding where to build a new runway. How much longer can it keep delaying the choice?

2 years ago

London Mayor Urges Britain’s New PM to Build a Second Gatwick Runway

London Mayor Urges Britain’s New PM to Build a Second Gatwick Runway

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

We didn't get anywhere with London airport expansion plans under David Cameron or Boris Johnson, but perhaps new leaders in the mayor and prime minister's offices will help change that.

2 years ago

Heathrow, Gatwick Compete to Prove Which Needs Extra Space

Heathrow, Gatwick Compete to Prove Which Needs Extra Space

Jason Karaian, Quartz

Both desperately need more capacity making British officials’ decision to only award expansion to one of them an oversight that will limit the country’s growth in the long run.

3 years ago

London’s Heathrow Can’t Match the Growth of Gatwick Airport

London’s Heathrow Can’t Match the Growth of Gatwick Airport

Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

Heathrow can't keep up with Gatwick's growth without a new runway.

4 years ago

As London’s Airport Proposals Battle It Out, Gatwick Argues It’s the High-Tech Hub

As London’s Airport Proposals Battle It Out, Gatwick Argues It’s the High-Tech Hub

Marisa Garcia, Skift

The London airport expansion plans are hotly debated, with all parties having strong arguments to support their plans. But as the debate rages on without firm plans to move forward, other international airports keep reaping the benefits.

4 years ago

London Gatwick Airport Blames Third Party for Its Baggage Nightmares

London Gatwick Airport Blames Third Party for Its Baggage Nightmares

Alexa Liautaud, Bloomberg

Free at-home delivery isn't a bad solution to long waits. It's a good idea for no wait at all, too.

4 years ago

The UK’s Longest and Shortest Airport Baggage Wait Times

The UK’s Longest and Shortest Airport Baggage Wait Times

The Daily Telegraph

It is quite notable that the largest airports with the greatest resources have the longest wait times.

4 years ago