Articles tagged “heathrow”

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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

7 months 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.

8 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."

11 months 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

Heathrow Offers Homeowners Cash in a Bid to Speed Up Runway Build

Heathrow Offers Homeowners Cash in a Bid to Speed Up Runway Build

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Despite getting government approval for expansion, Heathrow still faces considerable opposition from locals, politicians and environmentalists. It will do anything it can to improve its chances of actually getting a new runway built.

1 year ago

Dubai Airports CEO: Heathrow’s Not-Yet-Built Runway Is ‘50 Years Too Late’

Dubai Airports CEO: Heathrow’s Not-Yet-Built Runway Is ‘50 Years Too Late’

Manus Cranny and Zainab Fattah, Bloomberg

We have to love a bit of international airport trash talking. Especially when there's so much truth to the talk.

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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago