Articles tagged “London Heathrow”

Virgin Atlantic Unveils Massive Growth Plans With a (Major) Catch

Virgin Atlantic Unveils Massive Growth Plans With a (Major) Catch

Brian Sumers, Skift

On a branding and product level, Virgin Atlantic has long punched above its weight. But overall, Virgin Atlantic is just another undersize airline trying to squeeze out a profit amid intense competition. Perhaps Heathrow's expansion will change that. But don't bet on it.

1 month ago

Virgin Atlantic CEO Reveals Plans for FlyBe Acquisition

Virgin Atlantic CEO Reveals Plans for FlyBe Acquisition

Christopher Jasper and Guy Johnson, Bloomberg

Get ready for "Virgin something" as the airline moves to beef up its intercontinental offerings and take advantage of Heathrow's planned third runway with acquisitions like FlyBe.

4 months ago

London Heathrow Clears Another Legal Hurdle in Airport Expansion Bid

London Heathrow Clears Another Legal Hurdle in Airport Expansion Bid

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Another victory for London Heathrow in its pursuit of a third runway but as we've said many times before, there's still a long way to go.

6 months ago

London Stansted Vies for Long-Haul Routes as Heathrow Runs Out of Room

London Stansted Vies for Long-Haul Routes as Heathrow Runs Out of Room

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Many of the world's largest airlines are adding capacity despite recent increases in fuel prices. Major airports like London Heathrow are just about at capacity, so it makes sense carriers are looking at alternates, like London Stansted. Of course, if there's a recession, these likely will be the first routes to go.

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.

2 years 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."

3 years ago

New Agreement More Than Doubles Number of Allowed Flights Between UK and China

New Agreement More Than Doubles Number of Allowed Flights Between UK and China

Brian Sumers, Skift

China is a long way from being an open market, but for carriers in China and the UK, this is welcome news. And since it means more flights, and more competition, it could lead to sightly lower fares.

3 years ago