International Airlines Group has attacked Heathrow airport’s plans to make passengers stump up £3.3 billion in advanced costs for a third runway before planning permission is guaranteed.
Gatwick has published a new five-year capital investment programme which highlights more investment in automation and technology as an enabler of sustainable growth.
Strikes by security workers at Gatwick airport have been suspended after an improved pay offer was made. The 130 members of Unite who are employed by ICTS (UK) to scan passengers’ luggage for explosive materials and other dangerous and prohibited materials, were due to stage a 48-hour strike from Saturday morning.
British Airways passengers on flights out of the UK have seen departures disrupted after a computer glitch hit check-in procedures. Passengers have been unable to check-in for flights online, with staff resorting to paper ticketing.
London Gatwick has opened a new arrivals facility for domestic travellers from other parts of the UK and Republic of Ireland. It is hoped the facility will provide a faster and more convenient exit from the aircraft through a new dedicated arrivals route.
Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central surged to 1.2 million during the first half of 2019, compared to 517,813 during the same period in 2018. The increase follows the transfer of some flights by a number of airlines during the closure of Dubai International’s southern runway for rehabilitation from April 16th to May 30th.
London Gatwick has achieved its busiest-ever start to a financial year, as passenger numbers grew by 1.7 per cent in quarter one compared to 2018. In total some 12.5 million passengers travelled through the airport in the first three months.
The world’s busiest airport for international passenger traffic has expanded its connectivity to a new destination with the arrival of GoAir’s inaugural flight from Kannur in the south Indian state of Kerala.
NATS handled 242,248 flights in UK airspace in June, an increase of 0.8 per cent compared to June 2018. There was growth in many areas of the operation, in particular in non-transatlantic international overflying traffic.
With Muscat poised to host the Wold Travel Awards Grand Final later this year, Breaking Travel News here chats with Mazin Ali Al Dughaishi from Oman Airports about preparations for the event.
The first airport terminal in the world named after a member of the LGBTQ+ community, it has floor-to-ceiling windows that darken and lighten according to sunlight as well as circular openings in the ceiling - called oculi - that let light in.