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23.04.14 Flybe in London City Airport deal; new flights to Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Inverness and Exeter
23.04.14 £1m plan for heli-hub at Humberside Airport
23.04.14 Would another runway at Heathrow lower airfares? Don't bet on it
23.04.14 Second Gatwick runway 'has no place in Surrey'
23.04.14 Birmingham Airport's oil pipeline closed down by fuel theft
23.04.14 MP criticism over Welsh north - south air link funding
23.04.14 Air passengers owed 'hundreds of millions'
23.04.14 “There is no captive customer, in either fast-moving consumer foods or airports”
23.04.14 Stelios cuts share in easyJet
23.04.14 Virgin Holidays appoints new MD
23.04.14 Lastminute UK boss quits
23.04.14 Getting to London's airports: the best options for Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton
23.04.14 BA Boeing 787 Dreamliner: The first flight
23.04.14 Southend flights diverted due to fog
23.04.14 United Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Heathrow
23.04.14 BA appoints Forward3D for global paid search
23.04.14 Students flying high as Virgin Atlantic joins training partnership
22.04.14 Economic recovery is helping Thomas Cook, says Green
22.04.14 Heathrow Express faces 48-hour strike
22.04.14 Cardiff passengers told: 'If you can smell roast chicken it's because some seagulls flew into the engine'
22.04.14 BA reveals the top 40 trips to take before you turn 40
22.04.14 Strong pound means travelling further for value, finds report
22.04.14 How to spot if a job ad is a hoax: fraud body urges caution after Luton Airport scam
22.04.14 Aviation minister to speak at Travel Matters conference
22.04.14 East Sussex residents asked for their views on Gatwick second runway
22.04.14 Grayling retains BA global PR duties after Europe decision
22.04.14 Man jailed over drugs smuggled in 'stiff' trousers
21.04.14 Luton Airport noise campaign set to pay off
21.04.14 ‘I’ve always been warm and cuddly’ – Michael O’Leary on Ryanair’s ‘nicer’ image
21.04.14 Villagers in Owslebury taking a relaxed view on Farnborough Airport expansion plan
21.04.14 Grab your sombrero for Manchester Airport's new Mexico flights
20.04.14 Declan Collier faces flak from the left at London City Airport
20.04.14 Ryanair to appeal against Dutch court over fuel allegations
20.04.14 Lucky Scots holidaymaker touches down at Edinburgh Airport to be told: You've won an £85k sports car
19.04.14 Edinburgh Airport boss Gordon Dewar hits out at state aid
19.04.14 London City Airport has outlived its usefulness, say activists
19.04.14 Mayor's Adviser: Heathrow Airport is too cramped for further expansion
19.04.14 APD cuts promised in Scottish independence debate
19.04.14 O’Leary sees no clouds on the horizon with Ryanair revamp
19.04.14 Fears over future of PIA at Leeds Bradford Airport
19.04.14 Ryanair drops down Google rankings after web blunder
19.04.14 Record numbers expected at Manchester Airport
19.04.14 Stansted Airport to handle 250,000 passengers in four days over Easter break
19.04.14 TV Review: Documentary on Edinburgh Airport never really takes off
19.04.14 Tycoon Sir James Dyson's plane to get its own £2m hangar at Bristol Airport
19.04.14 Boots store opens at London City Airport
19.04.14 BA launches 'My Flightpath' passenger travelogue
18.04.14 'Two weeks' to find Manston Airport buyer says North Thanet MP
18.04.14 Durham Tees Valley Airport Masterplan published, as passenger numbers rise on key routes
18.04.14 Heathrow Express staff to strike for two days
18.04.14 Taming Ryanair becomes personal gamble for tough-talking O’Leary
18.04.14 BA first class: how it has changed in the last 40 years
18.04.14 Newcastle Airport keen to put North East producers on international stage
18.04.14 Campaigners criticise Gatwick's second runway consultations
18.04.14 Decline in premium air travel growth recorded
18.04.14 UK boss to leave the company
18.04.14 East Midlands Airport expecting bumper Easter passenger numbers
18.04.14 Avflight takes over GA handling operations at Belfast City Airport
18.04.14 Airport parking firm Holiday Extras investigates IT security breach
18.04.14 Etihad Airways, Manchester City and Manchester Airport team up for social media treasure hunt
18.04.14 Cardiff Airport and CityJet celebrate launch of flights to Jersey
18.04.14 Luton and Dunstable busway figures 41% of forecast
18.04.14 Thomson enhances Dreamliner and hotel range in battle for long-haul
18.04.14 KLM adds capacity on Bristol-Amsterdam service
18.04.14 Aberdeen plane diverted after passenger falls ill
18.04.14 Transaero and Virgin Atlantic offer new travel opportunities on code share flights
18.04.14 Stansted ready for 120,000 holidaymakers as Brits flock to Spain, Turkey and Tunisia for Easter sunshine
18.04.14 Luton Airport passengers advised to allow extra journey time during roadworks
18.04.14 Skydiving takes off at Durham Tees Valley Airport
18.04.14 BA to add more Tel Aviv-London flights
17.04.14 easyJet expects it busiest day ever tomorrow
17.04.14 Heathrow fares to increase if capacity not expanded, report says
17.04.14 Birmingham Airport passenger numbers continue to grow in march
17.04.14 Majority of people at Gatwick consultation opposed to second runway
17.04.14 First look: Heathrow's new Terminal 2
17.04.14 Dublin Airport: NI passenger numbers grow
17.04.14 MP says Manston Airport owner has 'genuine care' for staff and is hopeful a buyer can be found
17.04.14 EU adopts new noise regulation for European airports
17.04.14 Children's Easter eggs broken in Bristol Airport search
17.04.14 Monarch investigate pilot's 'watery grave' warning
17.04.14 Delta tops list of most profitable airlines in 2013
17.04.14 CAA figures show Stansted was the most punctual major London airport in 2013
17.04.14 Heathrow Express staff threaten strike action
17.04.14 Glasgow Airport upgrades website ahead of Games
17.04.14 Three jailed for using laser pens at East Midlands Airport
17.04.14 Malaysia Airlines to use Positive Boarding technology at Heathrow Airport
17.04.14 Cathay and Qatar agree new codeshare deal
17.04.14 Lufthansa introduces long-haul seat fees
17.04.14 Southampton Airport looks forward to a busy Easter
17.04.14 Tech train opens fast-track from Cambridge to Stansted
17.04.14 New chairman named at Foreign Airlines Association
17.04.14 Isle of Man air link with Yorkshire begins
17.04.14 100,000 Manchester Airport passengers join great Easter getaway
17.04.14 Jet2 launch East Midlands - Madeira flights
17.04.14 Aeromexico increases capacity from Heathrow to Mexico City
17.04.14 70,000 passengers expected through Bristol Airport
17.04.14 easyJet reports rival low cost airline Norwegian to advertising watchdog
17.04.14 Sim Local to open three new stores at Heathrow Airport
16.04.14 Stansted Airport's managing director predicts 'fast pace' for growth this year
16.04.14 City of Derry Airport: Chairman confirms jobs are to go
16.04.14 Heathrow worst airport for punctuality
16.04.14 15-year plan outlining vision for Bournemouth Airport approved
16.04.14 Girl learns lesson about Twitter threats; arrested for prank tweet to American Airlines
16.04.14 Edinburgh Airport to carry out essential runway works in April and May
16.04.14 Noise warning as Edinburgh Airport flight path changes
16.04.14 Private sector has £137m ‘solution’ to Glasgow Airport’s missing rail link
16.04.14 Watchdog critical on airport custody at Stansted and Luton
16.04.14 Runway closed after plane seen landing 'with smoking brakes' at Manchester Airport
16.04.14 Dubai Airports confirms 80-day runways closure
16.04.14 Official video of Emirates A380 landing at Glasgow Airport
16.04.14 Ryanair still battling screen scraping despite relaxing rules
16.04.14 British Airways backs plan to convert waste into jet fuel
16.04.14 Flybe scraps flights to Cologne from Southend Airport after Ryanair starts route from Stansted
16.04.14 Edinburgh Airport sets autumn punctuality record
16.04.14 Cheapflights parent announces leap in earnings
16.04.14 Caribbean shock at airfare rise following tax cut
16.04.14 MAG raise £360m on bond market
16.04.14 Lufthansa launches self-service baggage tag
16.04.14 Thomson Airways' MD promoted in new aviation line-up
16.04.14 British Airways targets cinemagoers with Rooftop Film Club
16.04.14 Cost to replace radar at Norwich Airport - to stop the Northern Distributor Road from interfering with it - soars by £500,000
16.04.14 Alan Davies becomes the latest celebrity to slag off the Gatwick Express
16.04.14 New parking row hits Leeds Bradford Airport
16.04.14 Stansted drug mule jailed for five years
15.04.14 Manchester Airport extends second runway opening hours to cope with demand
15.04.14 Gatwick sees 5% surge in passengers
15.04.14 Stansted passengers down 0.3% in March
15.04.14 Lastest figures reveal UK's best and worst airports for delays
15.04.14 Manchester Airport: Neighbours say extended hours will mean more noise
15.04.14 Traffic down in March at Heathrow - but up at other airports
15.04.14 London City defends itself against calls for closure
15.04.14 Why Boeing's 787 is to Norwegian what Boeing's 747 was to People Express
15.04.14 'Record' year for Scottish regional airports
15.04.14 easyJet relaxes rules on electronic gadgets
15.04.14 Leeds Bradford launches 'tweeting departure board’
15.04.14 Shoreham campaigners' concerns over airport's future
15.04.14 New 50-seater aircraft touches down on Shetland route
15.04.14 bmi regional codeshare widens horizons for East Midlands travellers
15.04.14 Bury ballet dancer turns heads at Manchester Airport
15.04.14 US Airways apologises for pornographic picture tweet
15.04.14 Drivers complain about new Leeds Bradford Airport parking charges
15.04.14 Motorist wins appeal over £100 Humberside Airport parking fine
15.04.14 BA adds fish and chips to inflight menu
15.04.14 Man jailed over Manchester Airport drugs find
14.04.14 Gatwick successes highlight 'obvious case' for expansion, says airport chief
14.04.14 Heathrow expansion 'would allow 40 extra long-haul routes'
14.04.14 Dubai leaves Heathrow in its wake
14.04.14 Era of air liberalisation is over, says IAG boss
14.04.14 Edinburgh Airport meltdown apology on busiest day
14.04.14 Accountancy firm reports 45% rise in travel firm closures
14.04.14 Video: Increasing rail capacity at Manchester Airport
14.04.14 UK flights’ punctuality improves in the last quarter of 2013
14.04.14 No backsliding on helicopter safety, says union
14.04.14 NI tourism minister hopes for resumption of Canada flights
14.04.14 Air enthusiasts flock to Manchester Airport for final Monarch Airbus A300 flypast
14.04.14 Etihad 'closing in on Alitalia stake'
14.04.14 Ryanair Prestwick flight delayed after passenger attempts to open emergency exit
14.04.14 Mother says Flybe lost daughter's passport, then abandoned her at airport
14.04.14 Qantas Heathrow flights rejig gives it a spare Airbus A380
14.04.14 50,000 bees will be living at Gatwick Airport by the summer
14.04.14 Vueling agree deal with Telefonica for onboard Wi-Fi
13.04.14 Heathrow boss: Growth won’t wait for airports expansion debate
13.04.14 Solution to airport crises is low-tech loudhailers
13.04.14 'Heathrow key to trade opportunities’
13.04.14 Glasgow Airport hit a passenger high in March
13.04.14 Jersey baggage handlers to work to rule
13.04.14 Leeds Bradford could be about to lose Pakistan flights
13.04.14 Manston Airport: Charter flight operator moves to Lydd
13.04.14 Airline Livery of the Week: Flybe
13.04.14 Man arrested at Gatwick denies Syria terrorism offences
12.04.14 Heathrow CEO: Airport’s decline will harm UK economy
12.04.14 Scottish airports report strong March passenger growth
12.04.14 Heathrow Airport passengers slip in March
12.04.14 70% of BA's Heathrow traffic is local, Gatwick had cost / revenue issues: IAG
12.04.14 Operators pull out of Manston as unions fight to save airport
12.04.14 Campaigners to fight Gatwick expansion proposals
12.04.14 IAG unit costs decreasing while easyJet will increase
12.04.14 Edinburgh Airport enjoys 4.9% increase in March passenger numbers
12.04.14 The story behind airport codes
12.04.14 Flight info on mobile becoming the norm
12.04.14 Flybe does not foresee a need to 'go any further' than a codeshare with Etihad
12.04.14 Farnborough Airport plans criticised
12.04.14 Flybe unveils hot new summer 'twilight flights' from Birmingham
12.04.14 Robin Hood Airport launches flights to Belfast
12.04.14 Review: Holiday Inn London Heathrow M4J4
11.04.14 Walsh slams government for stopping airport growth
11.04.14 Irish government ditched air tax to profit from UK APD
11.04.14 London City airport hits back at call for closure
11.04.14 MPs: Gatwick Christmas Eve chaos is a 'wake up call'
11.04.14 Willie Walsh takes aim at Virgin Little Red
11.04.14 Gatwick failed passengers during flooding, panel says
11.04.14 Manston Airport: Consultation period extended after union and owner talks

There is a lot happening at UK airports at the moment. Heathrow airport, the worlds busiest international airport with 72.3 million passengers in 2013, received Government backing for a new runway (and sixth terminal), but this changed in 2010 with the new Government. It will soon open a new Terminal 2 that will also replace the current Terminal 1. Gatwick, the worlds busiest single runway airport (two terminals, but one runway until at least 2019), with 35.4 million passengers in 2013 was sold in 2009 by BAA to GIP. Both want a new runway.

These two London airports still dominate in terms of flights and passenger numbers, but regional airports growing at a much faster rate. The two other large London Airports - Stansted Airport and Luton Airport look set to grow in 2013. Stansted was to be the site the first of the UK's new runways some time after 2013, but it too was blocked by the new Government. It changed ownership in 2013 to become part of Manchester Airports Group. Luton Airport scrapped plans for a new runway in 2008, but announced big expansion plans in 2013.

But it is at the the regional airports - led by Manchester, Birmingham (already working on an extended runway), Edinburgh (under new ownership since 2012), Glasgow, Newcastle and Bristol - where the growth is likely to be more dramatic, when the economy finally begins to pick up. These airports were transformed by the emergence budget airlines, all doubling in size over the 10 years before the recession.

These smaller UK airports are not content with with short haul routes, the larger regionals picking up inter-continental routes too, and many, including Belfast (now with the benefit of lower air taxes), Cardiff, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, East Midlands and Southampton have set increasing the number of routes they offer as a key target, even during the current recession.

Then there are smaller UK airports and even new airports looking for routes and local flights to a growing number of UK residents. Many, including Aberdeen, Bournemouth, Durham Tees Valley, Kent, London City, Norwich, Prestwick, Robin Hood have all set 1 million passengers a year as a target.

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