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29.03.15 Choose Heathrow or Gatwick soon, MPs urge Government
29.03.15 Four councils unite to back Gatwick expansion
29.03.15 Boris block of London City Airport expansion over noise fears 'a small victory for residents'
29.03.15 International premium class passengers increased by a 2.6% in January
29.03.15 Council moves in to allay fears over Blackpool Airport auction
29.03.15 Flights around Stansted Airport targeted by lasers 45 times last year
29.03.15 British Airways frequent flier accounts hacked
29.03.15 Amsterdam air link would be major boost for Dundee Airport
29.03.15 Gatwick bound jet diverts with burning smell on board
28.03.15 Gatwick Airport campaigners fear second runway will have 'devastating impact'
28.03.15 easyJet and Virgin Atlantic may be making planes MORE vulnerable to terror attacks, say experts
28.03.15 British airlines ordered to review safety procedures
28.03.15 Ryanair ‘already requires two in cockpit at all times’
28.03.15 HIAL Airport workers vote for walkout
28.03.15 Could Manston Airport still be saved?
28.03.15 Anger at sale of Blackpool Airport equipment
28.03.15 Cardiff Airport job a 'great honour', says rugby chief
28.03.15 Edinburgh Airport chief named Scottish Director of the Year by IoD
28.03.15 Larger aircraft for Stornoway to Glasgow flights
28.03.15 Heathrow Airport accuses PIA of violating UK laws
28.03.15 New routes planned for City of Derry airport
28.03.15 Norwich Airport seeks funding for four new routes
28.03.15 Flights from Southampton airport to Amsterdam cancelled after major power cut
28.03.15 Hook up Hull to Manchester Airport: Pressure mounts for frequent rail link
28.03.15 Mood lighting and menu service in economy?! Virgin Atlantic’s classy new upgrade
28.03.15 BA upgrades, offers first-class from Denver to London
28.03.15 Demoted BA engineer wins claim for unfair dismissal
28.03.15 Delays to and from Luton Airport due to major road works on M1 junction 10a
28.03.15 Celebrity chef opens Stansted outlet
27.03.15 Boris Johnson ditches £200m London City Airport expansion plans
27.03.15 Airlines across the world to change safety policies
27.03.15 Airport equipment to go under the hammer at Blackpool Airport
27.03.15 A quiet word about Heathrow expansion
27.03.15 Biggin Hill Airport opening hours increase will 'avoid holiday trade'
27.03.15 Flybe business focused on building connectivity, not competing with other airlines
27.03.15 Durham Tees Valley Airport bids for business boost
27.03.15 Sir Roger Gale keeps up the pressure to bring Manston Airport back
27.03.15 Shock as Newquay’s classic air force attraction announces closure
27.03.15 Liverpool can gain significant economic benefit from a Heathrow link
27.03.15 Prestwick and Campbeltown keen to host UK spaceport
27.03.15 Leeds Airport starts charging to use smoking shelter
27.03.15 Turkish Airlines to switch Gatwick terminals
27.03.15 Aircraft engineer claims he was sacked after raising safety concerns at BA
27.03.15 BA reduces planned A380 service to Miami
27.03.15 Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic announce new summer flying programme
27.03.15 Counselling boost from Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation’s London Luton Airport fund
27.03.15 Dunmow footballers to benefit from Stansted Airport Community Trust grant
27.03.15 Ex-Ryanair sales and marketing boss joins Air Transat
27.03.15 Say Halo to corking new fizz bar at Stansted Airport
27.03.15 High-flying engineer gets a career upgrade at Heathrow
27.03.15 British Airways brings High Life to China
27.03.15 British Airways deploys navigation apps in the cockpit
26.03.15 Passenger numbers grow for 11th consecutive month at Luton airport
26.03.15 Airlines starting over 450 new routes in first three weeks of summer season; Ryanair leads way
26.03.15 easyJet's brighter profit forecast
26.03.15 Prestwick Airport plan ‘could have been clearer’
26.03.15 WRU chief executive Roger Lewis confirmed as the next chairman of Cardiff airport
26.03.15 Ryanair cut seven summer routes from Bournemouth Airport - because they don't have enough planes
26.03.15 Heathrow airport apologises for 'unacceptable' flight path assurances to residents
26.03.15 Third runway at Heathrow could connect Manx businesses to new global markets
26.03.15 Delta-Virgin Atlantic JV adds more US-UK flights for summer 2015
26.03.15 Enterprise Zone could be extended to Manston airport site
26.03.15 £2.5m upgrade for Norwich airport hotel
26.03.15 Icelandair relocates to Heathrow Terminal 2
26.03.15 Stobart restores flights from Shannon to Birmingham airport
26.03.15 New Pret A Manger opens as part of £80m terminal revamp at Stansted airport
26.03.15 ‘Incredibly rare’ turquoise geckos seized at Heathrow airport
25.03.15 Manston airport lost £100 million under private ownership and time for a 'B Plan' says Kent County Council
25.03.15 Manston Airport campaigners ‘shocked’ by Kent County Council report
25.03.15 Alps air crash 'kills three Britons'
25.03.15 German Wings Flight 4U9525: Air travel is getting safer
25.03.15 New hangar at Lydd airport to cost £700,000 as bosses anticipate rise in demand
25.03.15 Gatwick put on bomb alert after wading into Plymouth Airport row
25.03.15 Tui upbeat after strong demand for unique holidays and rise in online bookings
25.03.15 School holidays create the great Easter escape
25.03.15 Irish government "should heed Virgin warning on IAG takeover"
25.03.15 Leeds Bradford and other regional airports hardest hit by ‘unfair tax regime’, say MPs
25.03.15 Chamber chief urges Dundee Airport to explore Heathrow opportunities
25.03.15 Ryanair unveil dramatic new 'on time' landing fanfare
25.03.15 Heathrow in hub pledge to Liverpool Airport
25.03.15 Newcastle United and Sunderland stars put rivalries aside to thank Newcastle airport fundraisers
25.03.15 Construction milestone for new Aberdeen Airport hotel
25.03.15 JD Wetherspoon to open £2.7m pub in Stansted Airport's revamped terminal
25.03.15 Ryanair invests in NoSQL mobile platform to boost customer experience
25.03.15 Norwegian plans daily Gatwick-JFK route
25.03.15 Heathrow pledges to support regional air links
25.03.15 Podtel Gatwick looks to raise £450,000
25.03.15 Gatwick police unveil new £11,000 crime-fighting machine
25.03.15 Adelie snaps up Heathrow warehouse as ProLogis eyes more space
25.03.15 Powerday renews Heathrow waste contract
25.03.15 Jacobs wins London Heathrow rail link contract
24.03.15 Germanwings plane crashes in French Alps
24.03.15 Flight changes into Gatwick are ruining lives, claims minister
24.03.15 AEA members report 2.9% increase in passenger numbers in 2014
24.03.15 Heathrow announces new measures to connect UK regions to global growth
24.03.15 Gatwick boss accuses Heathrow of "empty promises" over Plymouth airport
24.03.15 Heathrow sets aside £10m package to reopen Plymouth Airport
24.03.15 Irish Government renews pressure on Ryanair to sell Aer Lingus stake
24.03.15 Anti-Gatwick expansion groups deliver documents to Downing Street
24.03.15 Heathrow sound simulator aims for a quiet take-off in central London
24.03.15 Avolon Delivers its First Boeing 787-9 to Virgin Atlantic
24.03.15 American Airlines goes double daily on two US routes from Heathrow
24.03.15 Air rail link case is backed by minister for Leeds Bradford Airport
24.03.15 Emergency training exercise at Cardiff Airport
24.03.15 easyJet flight diverted to Bournemouth due to "medical emergency"
24.03.15 Flybe to scrap new London City to Dublin route
24.03.15 BA could face claims of up to £90,000 as passengers seek compensation
24.03.15 Fashion brand Reiss has returned to Heathrow Terminal 5 with new store
23.03.15 Humberside Airport flying high fuelled by Energy Estuary
23.03.15 Airlines fight back against CAA accusations over flight delay claims
23.03.15 Heathrow pledges Scottish air link boost
23.03.15 Heathrow to support new flight routes between Newcastle and London
23.03.15 Yorkshire’s 11,000 jobs bonanza with new Leeds - Heathrow links
23.03.15 Call for Stansted rail link to operate 24/7
23.03.15 Skylink talks planned for link to East Midlands airport
23.03.15 Children to travel free on Heathrow Express from Friday
23.03.15 Father and son co-pilot flight from Birmingham Airport
23.03.15 New GM for Hampton by Hilton London Gatwick
22.03.15 CAA threatens airlines with court orders over delay compensation
22.03.15 Airplane toxic fumes danger for 10% of Brits
22.03.15 Plane enthusiasts welcome visit from Thomson's "state-of-the-art" 787 Dreamliner at Bournemouth Airport
22.03.15 Oyster card extension to Gatwick 'would be good for Croydon'
22.03.15 Oireachtas Committee to listen to Virgin Atlantic worries on Aer Lingus sale
22.03.15 Buster the £5m sniffer dog retires from Glasgow Airport
22.03.15 easyJet apologises to Redhill Cycling Club after bikes not loaded onto flight
22.03.15 Monarch Airport Engineering provides new hangar, new tools for engineers
22.03.15 Premium lounge service at Heathrow puts Qatar Airways ahead of competition
21.03.15 Newcastle Airport won't suffer from cuts in Scottish air tax, pledges David Cameron
21.03.15 What Heathrow expansion will mean for Scotland
21.03.15 No impact on runway from redevelopment at Blackpool Airport
21.03.15 MP candidates for Uxbridge and South Ruislip make HS2 and Heathrow vows
21.03.15 Heathrow and NATS apologise to residents after admitting flight routes were changed last year
21.03.15 Consultants PwC appointed by government for Manston Airport review
21.03.15 Economist Tony Mackay calling for Dundee Airport’s closure
21.03.15 Virgin Atlantic warns proposed Aer Lingus deal would result in fare increases
21.03.15 IAG share price: CEO reluctant to increase five-year offer for Heathrow landing rights
21.03.15 Microlight aircraft 'crash' at Durham Tees Valley Airport
21.03.15 Alderney Airport plane 'may have been tampered with'
21.03.15 Gatwick airport reveals plans to transform Retail and F&B offer
21.03.15 Flybe cancels flights from Southend to Dublin
21.03.15 Cllr Ruth Cadbury hosts Heathrow public meeting
21.03.15 KMP completes Aberdeen Airport website
21.03.15 Airport station capacity ‘is for W Yorks not Wales’ at Manchester Airport
21.03.15 Drunk passenger jailed for spitting at cabin crew and making death threats
21.03.15 Hundreds pay tribute to ex-marine as his body arrives at Manchester Airport
21.03.15 BA app set to be first on new Apple Watch
21.03.15 Gang jailed for total of 77 years for using corrupt BA staff to smuggle £11m of cocaine into UK
20.03.15 Liverpool Airport aims to grow passenger figures to 7m
20.03.15 Ryanair abandons plans to operate transatlantic flights
20.03.15 Newcastle Airport impact on Chancellor's new interest in regional policy hasn't got beyond Manchester
20.03.15 Flybe's new route investment at Cardiff Airport is a good deal for now, but what about the future?
20.03.15 Plans for Wales' first seaplane commercial service looking for take-off
20.03.15 New flying school opens at Durham Tees Valley Airport
20.03.15 Police probe alleged attack involving pilot at Aberdeen airport
20.03.15 easyJet passengers to view total eclipse
20.03.15 Cardiff Airport rugby fans warned of flight strike
20.03.15 Former St Mirren stadium site to become giant Glasgow Airport car park
20.03.15 London City NATS reports UK air traffic on the rise
20.03.15 Edinburgh Airport set for flood of rugby fans
20.03.15 East Midlands Airport shuttle service launched from railway station
20.03.15 Tottenham charter plane for supporters traveling to Newcastle for just £2.51 return
20.03.15 Woman in Luton Airport terror arrest after Turkey flight
20.03.15 'Disruptive' stag party thrown off Ryanair flight to Benidorm at Manchester Airport
20.03.15 Ministers pledge £350k towards study for second phase of bypass for Manchester Airport Relief road
20.03.15 AJW wins ‘ground breaking’ easyJet component contract
19.03.15 Enterprise Zone success for Blackpool Airport
19.03.15 Poll reveals London councillors backing for Gatwick expansion
19.03.15 Crispin Blunt MP: Too many unanswered questions make Gatwick obviously not the right choice
19.03.15 Heathrow welcomes Chancellor's commitment to exports
19.03.15 NATS apologises over withheld Heathrow flight changes
19.03.15 Prestwick 'leading candidate' for spaceport, says chief executive as he welcomes senior NASA staff to airport
19.03.15 MP calls for review to help boost Blackpool airport
19.03.15 Lufthansa pilots strike again, with no end to dispute in sight
19.03.15 Transatlantic Ryanair flights to take off from Stansted Airport
19.03.15 Chamber boss in Doncaster Airport 'use us or lose us' flights plea
19.03.15 Red Cross kit store moved closer to East Midlands Airport
19.03.15 easyJet Holidays tie-up with Tui’s Hotelopia goes live in UK a year after deal struck
19.03.15 Discount ticket boosts Stansted Express user numbers
19.03.15 Virgin appoints new head of corporate sales
19.03.15 BA to launch Vienna route from Gatwick
19.03.15 Restaurant brand itsu in high-profile digital campaign at Stansted Airport
19.03.15 easyJet signs long term aircraft component maintenance and inventory management contract with AJW Group
18.03.15 Manchester Airport hits out at report claiming Heathrow expansion is good for the regions
18.03.15 Durham Tees Valley airport 'moving in the right direction'
18.03.15 Birmingham Airport signs new partnership with Chinese airport
18.03.15 Heathrow provides an answer for increase in aircraft noise across Ascot and Bracknell
18.03.15 Work starts in Stockport on the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road - after almost 80 years
18.03.15 No prospect of Plymouth Airport opening now, or in the future
18.03.15 British Airways premium economy class proves its pedigree 15 years on
18.03.15 KCC leader Paul Carter says MPs' report on Manston is a travesty of the truth
18.03.15 Inverness civilian search and rescue service launched
18.03.15 United, BA and other airlines expand NDC tests of dynamic packaging
18.03.15 Robin Hood airport staff on alert for trafficking
18.03.15 Aberdeen Airport taxi journey extra charge plan
18.03.15 Illegal Bristol Airport car parks; residents call for crackdown
18.03.15 Porsche engineers are helping British Airways to streamline maintenance
18.03.15 Cosmos reveals which airlines will fly its customers this summer
18.03.15 Services from Southampton Airport to Antwerp and Hamburg will begin on April 23
18.03.15 Jet2 launches East Midlands Airport winter flying schedule
18.03.15 Icelandair to acquire two Boeing 767-300 aircraft to fly Heathrow route
18.03.15 East Midlands Airport Skylink petition gets community backing
18.03.15 Security guard shone laser pen at cockpits of passenger planes at Southampton airport
18.03.15 Flybe touches down at Stansted in boost to airport's long haul hopes
18.03.15 DB Schenker Logistics will open new perishables handling facility at Heathrow
17.03.15 Birmingham Airport passenger numbers soaring
17.03.15 3% more passengers for Durham Tees Valley Airport
17.03.15 Ryanair moves closer to plans to offer flights between Europe and the US
17.03.15 Bristol and Exeter airports join regional call to scrap air duty
17.03.15 Flybe aims to boost Stansted’s long-haul ambitions
17.03.15 Kent and West Sussex side with Gatwick
17.03.15 Blackpool Airport to become enterprise zone, says MP
17.03.15 RAF base near Heathrow could connect Newcastle Airport to long haul network
17.03.15 Plymouth Airport could reopen, says report

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.

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