Articles tagged “heathrow”

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.

2 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.

3 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."

6 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.

8 months 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.

9 months 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.

9 months 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.

11 months 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.

11 months 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.

11 months 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.

11 months ago

London Heathrow Makes New Pitch to Add More Flights

London Heathrow Makes New Pitch to Add More Flights

Bloomberg, Christopher Jasper

This is a relatively minor proposal from Heathrow Airport, considering it only would make room for 34 new daily departures. But any news that Heathrow can accommodate new flights is probably good for airlines.

12 months 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?

1 year ago