The new owners of Gatwick Airport have ruled out plans to build a second runway, saying there was “not a shred of interest”.
Glasgow airport has unveiled plans for a £25m expansion to boost capacity and improve passenger facilities ahead of 2014 when the city will be hosting the Commonwealth Games.
Construction of a third runway at Heathrow is expected to get the support of the Commons Transport Select Committee in a new UK aviation report, which also argues the case for expansion at Gatwick over Stansted.
The new owner of Gatwick has earmarked the elimination of long check-in and security queues as a top priority upon taking control of Britain’s second largest airport this week. The investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners is expected to close the £1.5bn deal by the end of this week, subject to European Commission approval.
Heathrow’s first ever terminal, T2, has closed its doors for demolition after 54 years service to make way for a £1bn replacement. The new eco-friendly building is set to open in 2014 as the Heathrow home of the Star Alliance airlines.