Articles tagged “heathrow”

Heathrow Airport Wants to Give Virgin Atlantic a Competitive Edge

Heathrow Airport Wants to Give Virgin Atlantic a Competitive Edge

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Virgin Atlantic has always talked a good game in relation to challenging British Airways but never quite delivered. Getting more slots at Heathrow Airport would give it ample opportunity to expand.

4 weeks ago

London Heathrow Averts a Ground Staff Walkout as Negotiations Continue

London Heathrow Averts a Ground Staff Walkout as Negotiations Continue

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

It threatens to be a chaotic week at London Heathrow, with both ground staff and British Airways pilots in negotiations to avoid a strike.

4 months ago

British Airways Owner Rips Into Heathrow Airport Over ‘Outrageous’ Expansion Costs

British Airways Owner Rips Into Heathrow Airport Over ‘Outrageous’ Expansion Costs

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's strange to see an airport and its biggest customer at loggerheads. IAG CEO Willie Walsh is rapidly losing his patience with the expansion project, and the UK government might decide to follow suit.

4 months ago

London Heathrow Unveils Final Plans for Airport Expansion

London Heathrow Unveils Final Plans for Airport Expansion

Lucca de Paoli, Bloomberg

Final plans for the third runway at London’s Heathrow consider not only cost savings but green efforts such as ultra-low emissions and a ban on night flights. This runway should take off — and give Heathrow a competitive edge.

5 months ago

Heathrow Airport Effort to Raise Capital Is Imperiled by Brexit

Heathrow Airport Effort to Raise Capital Is Imperiled by Brexit

Tasos Vossos, Bloomberg

The operator of Europe’s biggest aviation hub is mulling the issue of a 15-year euro-denominated bond note. While it's plausible the UK will postpone Brexit upheaval for at least a short period, Heathrow needs to face up to the risk of no-deal disruption in financial markets sometime this year.

9 months ago

Heathrow Collects Dutch Parts for Luggage Carousels in Case of a No-Deal Brexit

Heathrow Collects Dutch Parts for Luggage Carousels in Case of a No-Deal Brexit

Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

Call off the fearmongers. The CEO of Heathrow said operations should be fairly normal because of existing agreements if the UK exits the European Union without signed paperwork. That's reassuring, and we hope he's correct.

9 months ago

Heathrow Airport Wants to Use Artificial Intelligence to Speed Up Landings

Heathrow Airport Wants to Use Artificial Intelligence to Speed Up Landings

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

In the landing game seconds really matter. Safely cutting the gap between landing times in cloudy conditions will be popular with passengers, who want to get on to the ground as quickly as possible.

10 months ago

Europe’s Busiest Airports — Ranked

Europe’s Busiest Airports — Ranked

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Even with two crowded runways, London Heathrow airport is still the busiest airport in Europe, but how long will this last?

10 months ago

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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago