Gatwick Airport News

UK watchdog begins vetting Gatwick bidders

18 March 2009 Press Release Airline News

The Competition Commission has begun vetting bidders for Gatwick to ensure that they are ready and able to run operations at the UK’s second-busiest airport. The government watchdog has set out criteria that potential new owners of Gatwick must meet. Any bidder considered to have insufficient funds or experience running an airport will be blocked from submitting a final bid.

3i pulls out of Gatwick bidding

18 February 2009 Press Release Airline News

One of the favourites in the bidding for Gatwick airport has pulled out of the auction amid speculation it was neither ready nor able to meet the £2bn price tag asked by Ferrovial.BAA has dismissed the overvaluation claims by 3i Infrastructure, saying the market would dictate the price and it was confident of achieving offers at a significant premium to its Regulated Asset Base of £1.65bn.

BAA traffic hit as UK grounds itself

10 February 2009 Press Release Airline News

The global downturn has forced the number of long-haul passengers flying from Gatwick Airport to drop by almost a quarter (24 percent) last month compared to January 2008.BAA also reported a slump in traffic across all its seven airports - down 6.3 percent in January to 9.4 million. This comes on top of a fall of 6.9 percent in December and 8.9 percent in November.

Record snowfall causes travel chaos

2 February 2009 Press Release Airline News

The airline industry could face a £10 million bill from cancelled flights after the heaviest snow in the UK for 18 years brought chaos to airports.  Services at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, London City Airport and Southampton were severely disrupted, together with road, rail and public transport connections.At Heathrow, a plane slipped off a taxiway. Snow and ice are being blamed for the incident which happened when a Cyprus Airways flight landed this morning and was moving to T1.

Oasis Hong Kong improves its business class product @ BTS 2008

Oasis Hong Kong improves its business class product @ BTS 2008

17 March 2008 Videos

Breaking Travel News interviews Gerard Clarke, General manager UK & Ireland for Oasis Hong Kong. Gerard talks about the improvement of its business class product and the introduction of a lounge at Gatwick Airport. The interview was conducted at the Business Travel Show, Earls Court, London.