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The Latest UK Airport News Stories:

29.01.15 Manchester Airport celebrates best passenger figures since before the recession
29.01.15 Salmond vows to cut APD and tells airlines 'why wait?'
29.01.15 Irish PM refuses to back IAG's Aer Lingus bid
29.01.15 Aer Lingus / BA deal could create opportunities for new transatlantic flows
29.01.15 easyJet vows to pass on falling oil price to passengers by cutting fares
29.01.15 East Surrey MP Sam Gyimah: Gatwick is a 'negligent neighbour'
29.01.15 Business leaders pen open letter to Airports Commission in support of Gatwick expansion
29.01.15 Monarch set to return to profit this year
29.01.15 Manchester Airport has unique place in UK transport, says council leader
29.01.15 Changes at airline easyJet starting to take off
29.01.15 Newquay Cornwall Airport flying high with more flights
29.01.15 London City Airport expansion plans to be heard at Newham next week
29.01.15 London City Airport refuses to attend further public meeting on flight path changes over Wanstead, Leyton and Leytonstone
29.01.15 Norwich Airport reports record visitors to annual travel show
29.01.15 Four-track railway line needed to serve Stansted Airport and Cambridge says business consortium
29.01.15 A creche, retail park and 1200 new jobs: £60m Bournemouth Airport business park plans re-submitted
29.01.15 Plane fire scare at Southampton Airport
29.01.15 US DOT rules British Airways violated disabled man rights
29.01.15 Birmingham Airport flights to Iceland begin
29.01.15 Why is Norwich the new destination for Welsh flights?
29.01.15 Ex-Magnus owner joins Manchester Airport property company
29.01.15 Anger as British Airways 'devalues' air miles
28.01.15 Losses widen but Cardiff Airport says decline has stopped
28.01.15 Gatwick expansion: East Sussex County Council backs runway
28.01.15 Government's vow to "protect" Newcastle Airport from Scottish tax risk
28.01.15 Airline body to demand APD's 'final destination' - abolition
28.01.15 Dubai claims Heathrow's air traffic crown
28.01.15 Aer Lingus board backs IAG takeover bid, needs Irish government support
28.01.15 Unions issue warning over Aer Lingus job losses
28.01.15 Traveller who missed flight from Bristol Airport blames "silent airport" policy
28.01.15 Luton airport passenger terminal briefly evacuated
28.01.15 Heathrow noise complaints sent 'using automated software', airport claims
28.01.15 Business passengers help drive easyJet growth
28.01.15 Rise in flight cancellations doesn't hamper easyJet growth
28.01.15 Flybe in tailspin over diving revenues
28.01.15 Ryanair advertises £24.99 'summer' flights to Europe... but small print reveals deal isn't available beyond end of May
28.01.15 Virgin Atlantic passengers stranded overnight in JFK
28.01.15 Massive snow storm over US east coast grounds some transatlantic flights from Manchester Airport
28.01.15 Durham Tees Valley Airport rejects passenger's 'total lack of facilities' claim
28.01.15 Ryanair extends Business Plus fast-track service to Gatwick
28.01.15 Union takes legal action against American Airlines over flight safety
28.01.15 Green light for £100m A6-Manchester Airport link
28.01.15 Cambridge-based Marshall takes on Birmingham Airport for private jets
28.01.15 British Airways increases flights from Heathrow T5 to and from Larnaca
27.01.15 Crawley Borough Council votes to oppose second runway at Gatwick
27.01.15 London 'could lose connections to 20 cities' without airport expansion
27.01.15 easyJet quarterly carryings up - winter losses to be cut
27.01.15 Aer Lingus 'willing' to accept IAG's €1.36bn offer
27.01.15 Irish Government ‘powerless’ over Heathrow slots
27.01.15 IAG pledges to maintain Aer Lingus identity as takeover wins backing
27.01.15 BA shares fly high on hopes of €1.36bn Aer Lingus takeover
27.01.15 Thousands of flights grounded as Winter Storm Juno approaches US east coast
27.01.15 Rail spur could link Belfast to Dublin Airport
27.01.15 Essential guide to: Manston Airport
27.01.15 LinksAir adds new route from Norwich to Anglesey & Cardiff Airports
27.01.15 Online travel agent unveils world's best airlines
27.01.15 easyJet flight to Bristol makes emergency landing in Amsterdam over 'burning chemical smell' in cabin
27.01.15 Malaysia Airlines' website taken over by lizard in top hat and tails
27.01.15 Bob the dog who went missing after arriving at Manchester Airport is found by immigration officials
27.01.15 Passenger jet returns to Birmingham Airport after 'technical issue'
26.01.15 Aer Lingus board recommends €1.35billion takeover bid from IAG be accepted
26.01.15 Irish political storm erupts after BA is cleared for takeover at Aer Lingus
26.01.15 Airports Commission’s research on effect of runway expansion on UK regions could be flawed, according to new analysis
26.01.15 Flybe reports improvement, but shares sink
26.01.15 Blizzard warning forces US flight cancellations
26.01.15 County council to plan for second runway at Gatwick, despite opposing scheme
26.01.15 Luton Airport expansion creates opportunity for companies to network at event
26.01.15 Emirates to review prices after oil price fall
26.01.15 Charity slams thieves stealing pushchairs at Gatwick Airport
26.01.15 Counting Irish hares at Belfast International Airport
26.01.15 Ryanair offers nine summer routes from Bournemouth Airport – but airline unable to say if more will be added
26.01.15 Video: Latest addition to the GoGoDragons! trail unveiled at Norwich airport
26.01.15 Man pleads guilty to using threatening behaviour at Gatwick Airport
26.01.15 Belfast City Airport gives children with autism their first-ever airport experience
25.01.15 Aer Lingus 'to accept' bid from British Airways owner IAG
25.01.15 Scottish Government drops plans for new air route fund
25.01.15 Ryanair fares to the US for under €100 - O'Leary
25.01.15 ‘We're not Nimbies, Gatwick councils want expansion’, claims Windsor councillor
25.01.15 County alone in Gatwick runway support
25.01.15 Mole Valley District Council formally object to Gatwick expansion
25.01.15 Gatwick under fire for “dirty tricks” but Stop Heathrow Expansion tells Colnbrook to stay focused
25.01.15 Nose wheel of light aircraft collapses after landing at Bournemouth Airport
25.01.15 Belfast International Airport gets three more flights to Orlando
25.01.15 Ryanair would consider Paris CDG services - for the right price
25.01.15 Thief sentenced for stealing £600 pair of Gucci sunglasses at Gatwick Airport
24.01.15 London leads as the world's top airline hub by a wide margin
24.01.15 Ryanair could buy Heathrow landing rights if Aer Lingus sale to IAG goes through
24.01.15 Gatwick expansion: Mole Valley council to oppose plans
24.01.15 Parish council chairman: Gatwick Airport expansion is the only option
24.01.15 The third challenger taking on Heathrow and Gatwick in the dogfight over airport expansion
24.01.15 Heathrow and Gatwick: Terminal confusion at London's airports
24.01.15 East Sussex councillors to have 'free vote' on Gatwick Airport expansion
24.01.15 Edenbridge MP ready to go to war over Gatwick plans
24.01.15 Lydd airport : exclusive TV interview with new boss
24.01.15 Edinburgh Airport rolls out the red carpet for the Prime Minister
24.01.15 Durham Tees Valley Airport launch new General Aviation campaign
24.01.15 Plans for first non-stop flights from Manchester to Iraq
24.01.15 Plane emergency landing at Aberdeen Airport due to 'unusual odour' in cockpit
24.01.15 TV licence and Council Tax dodgers face arrest at UK Airports
24.01.15 Gatwick to move all easyJet flights to North Terminal, while BA and Virgin switch
24.01.15 BA marketing reshuffle aims to boost customer experience
24.01.15 easyJet Holidays gets first TV ad
24.01.15 Thomas Cook adds flights at Belfast International Airport
24.01.15 Ryanair: A conversion along the road to Stansted
24.01.15 BA asked why so few women are becoming pilots, and the answer is shocking
24.01.15 Icelandair is moving to nicer Heathrow digs so why is Star so irked?
24.01.15 Ryanair fined €550k for poor customer service
24.01.15 Flybe plane still sitting at Belfast Airport a month after blaze

23.01.15 Travel Weekly: APD's unfairness will be exposed by devolution
23.01.15 Telegraph: Scots to get cheaper holidays - what about the rest of us?
23.01.15 Liverpool Airport in Air Passenger Duty call
23.01.15 Ryanair calls on government to 'axe the tax'
23.01.15 Big carriers will concede short-haul, says former Ryanair finance chief
23.01.15 '70,000 new homes needed if Heathrow expansion gets the nod'
23.01.15 Global open skies under threat, says US lobby group
23.01.15 MPs welcome council's vote against second Gatwick runway
23.01.15 Ryanair agreed to pay Boeing a premium for next-generation aircraft
23.01.15 Virgin Australia slashes airfares to reflect plunging price of fuel... but when will other airlines follow suit?
23.01.15 Aer Lingus "should look beyond Heathrow"
23.01.15 45 years after first flight: top 10 facts about jumbos
23.01.15 Delayed Coventry airport verdict due next month
23.01.15 Jersey air passenger numbers continue to rise
23.01.15 Qatar Airways voted ‘Business Airline of the Year’ for second year in a row
23.01.15 Hilton confirmed as the brand to take on new Humberside Airport hotel
23.01.15 Manchester's Metrolink Airport line is booming and has carried more than 266,000 passengers since November launch
23.01.15 Infographic: the cheapest ways to get to Heathrow Airport
23.01.15 Vitality to bring Age pods marketing campaign to Gatwick Airport
22.01.15 Government confirms APD devolution to Scotland
22.01.15 UK airports response to Air Passenger Duty devolution legislation
22.01.15 Chancellor's warning over future of Newcastle Airport
22.01.15 Lobby group outlines importance of regional airports
22.01.15 Ryanair predicts feeder deals with legacy carriers
22.01.15 Work starts on airside development at Edinburgh Airport
22.01.15 Heathrow or Gatwick? anna.aero reveals key trends as runway decision gets closer
22.01.15 Ryanair's O'Leary: Aer Lingus cannot survive as an independent airline
22.01.15 Ryanair hopes to fly 100m passengers next year
22.01.15 Heathrow noise complaints soar in flight test
22.01.15 Time running out to stop Heathrow expansion, Wandsworth leader warns
22.01.15 Manchester Airport to benefit from technology boost to cut delays
22.01.15 Emails between Thanet District Council and legal firm cast doubt on Manston CPO
22.01.15 Flight delay compensation mess continues, as airlines find new excuses to reject claims despite passenger victory
22.01.15 Major recruitment drive at East Midlands Airport
22.01.15 Ryanair offers six new routes from Stansted
22.01.15 Norwich Airports Annual Travel Show this weekend
22.01.15 Contemporary Scotland to be showcased at Aberdeen Airport
22.01.15 DHL speeds deliveries with Heathrow-Canary Wharf helicopter run
22.01.15 Icelandair boosts frequency on Gatwick route
22.01.15 Victoria’s Secret opens Manchester airport store
21.01.15 Traffic rise at Belfast airports as City of Derry falls
21.01.15 East Surrey MP accuses Gatwick of trying to kick flightpath issue 'into the long grass'
21.01.15 Regional connections to new runway are vital, MPs told
21.01.15 Ryanair boss vows to pass falling oil price onto passengers
21.01.15 Newcastle’s £14 million investment in becoming the UK’s most welcoming airport
21.01.15 Snow shuts Leeds Bradford airport
21.01.15 Passenger numbers rise for second year running at Exeter airport
21.01.15 Extra leg to be added to Cardiff to Anglesey air link; not funded by the Welsh Government
21.01.15 Ryanair to fight Italy customer service fine
21.01.15 County council approves response to Airports Commission on Gatwick runway
21.01.15 How Heathrow airport is tackling modern challenges with mobile in 2015
21.01.15 Heathrow Express services cancelled after train derails
21.01.15 Ryanair will be flying the Edinburgh to London route more often
21.01.15 New Glasgow-Berlin route as Ryanair plots growth
21.01.15 British Airway's Belfast City Airport investment shows service dedication
21.01.15 Birmingham Airport alert as plane from Cologne declares emergency
21.01.15 Monarch Engineering awarded Boeing Goldcare approval at Birmingham
21.01.15 British Airways overhauls marketing team
21.01.15 Tata Consultancy wins multi-year IT services deal from Virgin Atlantic
21.01.15 easyJet slashes Gatwick to Moscow flights
21.01.15 Pensioner suing Heathrow over airport wheelchair accident
20.01.15 Exciting times on the horizon for Glasgow Airport
20.01.15 New poll reveals boost in support for Heathrow expansion
20.01.15 Slough lists its financial demands on Heathrow expansion
20.01.15 Shadow Secretary of State lends support to Luton Airport expansion plans
20.01.15 Airlines work to tackle Heathrow noise pressures
20.01.15 New York flights are a vote of confidence in North-East economy, says airline boss
20.01.15 Flights delayed and cancelled at Humberside Airport due to bad weather
20.01.15 Leeds Bradford Airport confirms 9 new destinations with 7 major airlines
20.01.15 Interview: London City Airport CFO Patrick Burrows
20.01.15 Belfast International Airport runway used for hare headcount
20.01.15 Newcastle Airport opens new bar with runway views
20.01.15 Welsh Government trade mission flies from Cardiff Airport to Dubai
20.01.15 Birmingham Airport plane bound for Belfast in aborted take-off drama
20.01.15 Filth Class! TV presenter films 'disgusting' conditions on board first class BA flight
20.01.15 Lufthansa and cabin crew agree to mediation over retirement benefits
20.01.15 Drivers warned of Manchester Airport road closures
20.01.15 Thomas Cook Birmingham flight diverted after passenger hit on head by falling shoe
20.01.15 Summer 2015 Cardiff to Anglesey seats on sale
20.01.15 Aberdeen airport announces new route ... to visit Santa in Lapland
19.01.15 Gatwick expansion: Second council makes runway U-turn
19.01.15 UK air traffic grew 2.2% in 2014, with 2,200,804 flights, up from 2,153,995 in 2013
19.01.15 Record year for Birmingham Airport
19.01.15 Gatwick Airport 'to be world's most efficient' with revamp
19.01.15 Gatwick unveils 'low-risk' two-runway plan
19.01.15 Plane skids off taxiway at Inverness Airport
19.01.15 Airlines optimistic following oil price drop
19.01.15 Premium passenger aircraft could be given priority by air traffic control
19.01.15 Dreamliner with 300 on board diverts to Manchester - so broken toilet can be fixed
19.01.15 BA to move to Gatwick's South Terminal
19.01.15 Bmi Regional cancels Birmingham-Gothenburg route
19.01.15 Original Gatwick terminal building The Beehive becomes new office for law firm
18.01.15 Luton Airport owner revives bumper listing plans
18.01.15 Fears over "illustrative map" showing Gatwick flight path over Copthorne and Crawley
18.01.15 easyJet flying high
18.01.15 Snow causes disruption at Glasgow Airport
18.01.15 Bournemouth Airport takes the long run
18.01.15 Manchester Airport train station closes for improvements
18.01.15 Prestwick based search and rescue helicopter rescued from Scottish mountains
18.01.15 Boris Johnson air rage flight man jailed for six months
17.01.15 Revenues up but losses widen at Exeter Airport
17.01.15 Manchester Airport soars over Gatwick and Heathrow to be named best in UK
17.01.15 London’s airports leading the charge on passenger experience improvements
17.01.15 Why Heathrow expansion is good business for Northern Ireland
17.01.15 Teddington and Twickenham action group starts anti-Heathrow expansion campaign
17.01.15 Council blasts report on impact new Gatwick runway as riddled with mistakes

There is a lot happening at UK airports at the moment. Heathrow, now the worlds second busiest international airport (it is overtaken by Dubai in 2014) with 73.4 million passengers in 2014, received Government backing for a new runway (and sixth terminal), but this changed in 2010 by the next Government. It opened a new Terminal 2 that will also replace the current Terminal 1 in June 2014. Gatwick, the worlds busiest single runway airport (two terminals, but one runway until at least 2019), with 38 million passengers in 2014 was sold in 2009 by BAA to GIP. Both want a new runway with a decision expected in 2015 after the next general election..

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 and Luton look set to grow in 2015. 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 and has grown rapidly since. 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, if 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 (now owned but the Welsh Government), 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, but failed to deliver with two - Blackpool and Manston - closing in 2014 (Blackpool has since reopened for small planes). Other smaller airports could struggle and shut in 2015.

These are interesting but challenging times for UK airports. Keep up to date with all of the latest developments at uk-airport-news.info.

 

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