Articles tagged “Heathrow Airport”

U.S. Travelers Among Those Permitted to Skip Lines at Heathrow in Preparation for Brexit

U.S. Travelers Among Those Permitted to Skip Lines at Heathrow in Preparation for Brexit

Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

It's pretty clear who the U.K. wants to business with after it leaves the European Union. Travel headaches were eased for Americans, Japanese, Canadians, Aussies and New Zealanders on Monday. Wait for those calls of outrage from the rest of the world stuck in horrendously long lines at Heathrow.

3 weeks ago

London’s $15 Billion Crossrail Line Delayed Until Late 2019

London’s $15 Billion Crossrail Line Delayed Until Late 2019

Aine Quinn and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

A nine-month delay for additional safety tests is understandable for a project of this magnitude. The faster and less costly links to London’s main airport Heathrow will lift tourism as long as Crossrail provides frequent service to the airport's busiest terminal, Terminal 5.

3 months ago

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.

5 months 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.

7 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."

2 years 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