Articles tagged “heathrow”

Heathrow Airport’s Largest Shareholder Is Checking Out of the UK

Heathrow Airport’s Largest Shareholder Is Checking Out of the UK

Rodrigo Orihuela, Bloomberg

It's death by a thousand cuts in Brexit Britain. Companies have had enough of the uncertainty and are shifting their bases away from the UK.

3 months ago

Heathrow’s Third Runway Got Approved But British Airways Is Still Not a Fan

Heathrow’s Third Runway Got Approved But British Airways Is Still Not a Fan

Christopher Jasper and Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

As the long-awaited Heathrow expansion plan moves forward, what will it take to appease British Airways? However it progresses, this project is unlikely to please everyone.

3 months ago

Heathrow Airport’s $50 Million Bad Weather Investment Pays Off

Heathrow Airport’s $50 Million Bad Weather Investment Pays Off

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

A light dusting of snow is usually enough to bring the UK to a total standstill. In that sense, keeping Heathrow open is a pretty good achievement, even if it did cost the airport $50 million.

7 months ago

Stansted and Heathrow Airports Plan to Increase Passenger Tallies

Stansted and Heathrow Airports Plan to Increase Passenger Tallies

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

London's airports desperately need new runways as air travel demand has surged over the last few years. Stansted wants to pick up the slack, at least until Heathrow's third runway is finished.

7 months ago

Heathrow Has a Possible Solution to Its Runway Problem

Heathrow Has a Possible Solution to Its Runway Problem

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Plans to expand Heathrow have been in development for close to a decade. However, local opposition has made adding a new runway very difficult for successive governments. This time, the airport's owners are adopting a series of measures in a desperate attempt to get the green light.

8 months ago

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport Is Growing Faster Than Its Big European Rivals

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport Is Growing Faster Than Its Big European Rivals

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Schipol is turning the screw on other airports in Europe. It seems inevitable that London’s Heathrow will eventually lose its top spot unless authorities build a third runway.

8 months ago

Heathrow Is Already at Capacity But It Is Adding Passengers With Larger Aircraft

Heathrow Is Already at Capacity But It Is Adding Passengers With Larger Aircraft

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Few subjects have generated as much hot air in recent years as plans to expand Heathrow. It seems like the logical choice but environmental concerns and determined local opposition mean that a new runway may never be built.

8 months ago

The UK Wants to Develop a New Aviation Strategy

The UK Wants to Develop a New Aviation Strategy

Thomas Seal and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

It seems strange to be launching a consultation on the UK's future aviation strategy when so much still remains up in the air. Although backed by the government, a new runway at Heathrow faces plenty of opposition and no one is sure exactly what will happen when the country leaves the European Union.

1 year ago

London Heathrow Express Train to Downtown is Getting Competition

London Heathrow Express Train to Downtown is Getting Competition

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Heathrow Express is a good option for travelers willing to pay a premium for a speedy trip into central London. But this new option, called Crossrail, might be a better product for many passengers. It'll take a little longer, but it's expected to have more stations and cost much less.

1 year 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

Heathrow Still European Number One Despite Capacity Constraints

Heathrow Still European Number One Despite Capacity Constraints

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Without an additional runway, it looks like Heathrow’s lead will come to an end at some point in the near future. The UK government has given the go-ahead for anew one to be built but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be here anytime soon.

2 years ago

UK Airline Flybe Appoints New CEO Ahead of Heathrow Expansion

UK Airline Flybe Appoints New CEO Ahead of Heathrow Expansion

Tom Lavell, Bloomberg

Operating in the precarious space between full-service and low-cost airlines, Flybe has found it difficult to carve out a role. Under its previous CEO, the carrier took steps to address some of its legacy issues. Now it is up to new CEO Christine Ourmieres-Widener to plot a profitable future.

2 years ago