Articles tagged “Heathrow Airport”

Gatwick Airport Is Spending Big to Try to Close the Gap With Heathrow

Gatwick Airport Is Spending Big to Try to Close the Gap With Heathrow

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Undeterred by the UK government's rejection of its runway expansion plans, Gatwick is planning to splash the cash on upgrading its terminals. There is, however, only so much you can do with a single runway.

2 weeks ago

Heathrow Within ‘Touching Distance’ of Approval for Third Runway

Heathrow Within ‘Touching Distance’ of Approval for Third Runway

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

We've been here many, many times before. Even if the UK government gives the go-ahead, we should expect further delays, especially as there is still plenty of opposition to expansion.

2 months ago

Pilots Call for Drone Crackdown After Three Near-Misses at London Heathrow

Pilots Call for Drone Crackdown After Three Near-Misses at London Heathrow

Siobhan Starrs, Associated Press

In the past year, Heathrow had serious near-misses involving drones and aircraft. Pilots warn that a collision with a passenger jet could be "catastrophic."

1 year ago

UK Airlines Say Heathrow Delay Is All About Prime Minister’s Ego

UK Airlines Say Heathrow Delay Is All About Prime Minister’s Ego

Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

We're thinking about all the progress we could have if only government bodies weren't so involved in, or didn't own, airports.

3 years ago

U.K. Lawmakers Oppose Third Heathrow Runway Without Safeguards

U.K. Lawmakers Oppose Third Heathrow Runway Without Safeguards

Robert Hutton, Bloomberg

Any solution that doesn't include an expansion of Heathrow is ill-fated, but that doesn't mean controls can't be put in place to keep air pollution from spiraling out of control.

3 years ago