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20.11.14 Cardiff Airport to get loan fund of up to £13m to attract new airlines
20.11.14 London City records busiest ever week
20.11.14 Rise in number of passengers travelling from Southampton Airport
20.11.14 Gatwick says record-breaking year of performance and growth underlines its expansion credentials
20.11.14 New ash cloud crisis could be imminent, say scientists
20.11.14 Council to oppose Gatwick second runway bid
20.11.14 Trump believes Ryanair will be back at Prestwick in 'big way'
20.11.14 Partnership approach pays off for Norwich Airport
20.11.14 Blackpool Airport could see return of commercial flights
20.11.14 BA says it has a 'platform to grow'
20.11.14 easyJet boss does not rule out operations from Heathrow
20.11.14 'Cuddly' Ryanair in court over compensation claim
20.11.14 Former firefighter becomes Cambridge airport boss
20.11.14 More cargo handled at Robin Hood Airport after hangar refurbishment
20.11.14 BMI Regional adds 7,000 seats at Bristol
20.11.14 Thomas Cook appoints chief innovation officer
20.11.14 Malaysia Airlines reports 40% increase in business passengers on Heathrow - Kuala Lumpur route
20.11.14 Virgin delays B787-9 services from Heathrow to Dulles and Newark
20.11.14 Thomas Cook Airlines adopts Amadeus’s Altéa solutions
20.11.14 Tim Williamson to leave Monarch for Responsible Travel
20.11.14 easyJet adds new aircraft to Belfast base - 'wishlist' of routes includes Greece and Canary islands
20.11.14 Dubai overtakes Palma as the top destination for Manchester travellers
20.11.14 BA to fly to Sharm el Sheikh from Gatwick
19.11.14 Blackpool Airport to reopen as airfield for small aircraft
19.11.14 Stansted should get the new runway claims Ryanair boss
19.11.14 Axed routes and fewer passengers: Why Cardiff airport needs urgent improvement
19.11.14 Airlines hit back at plan by Labour to charge tourists
19.11.14 Cardiff Airport given £3.5m to attract new airlines
19.11.14 Long-haul future for Cardiff Airport, says Carwyn Jones
19.11.14 Cornish plans to return Liverpool to profitability
19.11.14 easyJet's Carolyn McCall likes the new 'nice Ryanair' as improved sector image boosts budget airline's profits
19.11.14 Gatwick Express announces £147m deal for new trains next year
19.11.14 Chinese firm in 'advanced negotiations' over Manchester Airport City move
19.11.14 Driver shortage threatens Heathrow as companies seek airside-cleared truckers
19.11.14 The Travel Visa Company reaches for the sky with Cardiff Airport contract
19.11.14 Thomas Cook Flash Mob at Belfast International Airport for Children in Need
19.11.14 Barrhead Travel adds airline branding to its stores
19.11.14 Cocaine found hidden in Gatwick Airport pallet rope
18.11.14 easyJet profits rise sharply on increased capacity
18.11.14 Heathrow can boost trade – and pollution
18.11.14 NATS: Take a guided tour of UK skies
18.11.14 easyJet 'puts blue skies between it and competitors'
18.11.14 Group opposed to Heathrow expansion says report highlights 'formidable' problems
18.11.14 Heathrow learns from T5 mistakes as tech powers bid to become world’s best
18.11.14 easyJet trials frequent flyer loyalty scheme
18.11.14 New high-class hotel gets green light at Stansted Airport - despite some concerns over security risk
18.11.14 RVL Group takes flight with £2.8m BGF investment
18.11.14 Eastern Airways announces new codeshare agreement with Wideroe
18.11.14 British Airways welcomes millionth A380 passenger at Los Angeles airport
18.11.14 ABZ Business Park raises awareness and funds for two charities
18.11.14 Aer Lingus to make €190m pension scheme payment
18.11.14 New weekly flights to Menorca set to take off from Norwich next year
18.11.14 Emirates unveils iPhone app
17.11.14 Gatwick boss challenges Airport Commission over expansion charges claims
17.11.14 Heathrow noise 'worse than ever' after trials
17.11.14 Viability of Cardiff Airport could be weakened if the Welsh Government presses ahead with a new section of the M4, campaigners warn
17.11.14 Virgin Atlantic to lease out Little Red Heathrow slots
17.11.14 easyJet's full-year profits could surge more than 20% to as high as £580m
17.11.14 Local MP queries Gatwick expansion
17.11.14 Plans for massive expansion of Manchester's Airport City revealed
17.11.14 Monarch faces a tough challenge, says Mantegazza
17.11.14 Etihad allowed to buy Alitalia stake by EU
17.11.14 Germanwings ties up codeshare deal with United
17.11.14 Barcelona closing the gap on Dublin as most popular trip abroad for Liverpool flyers
17.11.14 Airbus files patent for UFO-style flying doughnut
17.11.14 Dublin to Paris flight forced to land in Birmingham due to cracked window
17.11.14 Ghanaian woman with diplomatic passport and huge amount of cocaine busted at Heathrow
17.11.14 Monarch launches new routes from Gatwick to Ibiza, Cyprus and Greece
17.11.14 Two convicted of stealing tyre from car at Gatwick car park
16.11.14 'I live under Gatwick flight path - and I still want another runway': Airport boss goes head-to-head with the Heathrow 'hub'
16.11.14 Gatwick boss says expansion will not cost penny of public funds
16.11.14 Blackpool Airport debts top £34m say liquidators
16.11.14 McCall's easyJet success could catch the eye of a retailer
16.11.14 University of Liverpool research warns Ebola-infected passengers could still enter UK undetected despite airport screening
16.11.14 Passenger billed $1,500 for using in-flight Internet
16.11.14 Virgin America is way up after IPO
16.11.14 Football freestyler smashes latest world record while lying on back of a moving car on Cardiff runway
16.11.14 Urban planners hired to regenerate Manston airport site
15.11.14 Edinburgh Airport Boss's anger at Prestwick plan
15.11.14 Manchester Airport edges closer to 22 million passengers milestone
15.11.14 Chaos after section of M25 collapses causing long delays
15.11.14 Passions high at launch of campaign group against Heathrow Airport expansion
15.11.14 Hundreds object to plans to change Stansted flight paths
15.11.14 Changes to Stansted take offs to save huge pollution
15.11.14 Flights over Kent and Sussex countryside set to double if Gatwick builds second runway
15.11.14 Virgin America raises $307m pricing U.S. IPO within range
15.11.14 Qatar Airways plotting Gatwick return?
15.11.14 Cyprus government talks with Ryanair, Aegean stall over state aid
15.11.14 Route for £32m Manchester Airport relief road chosen
15.11.14 Cardiff Airport flights scrapped by Germanwings
15.11.14 Turnberry owner Donald Trump signs Prestwick deal for jet
15.11.14 London City introduces ePassport gates
15.11.14 Row erupts between Riverside Stadium wind turbine developers and Durham Tees Valley Airport
15.11.14 Balfour Beatty set for Blackpool Airport hit
15.11.14 Thomas Cook apologises for 54-hour delay on Manchester flight
15.11.14 SITA revamps global network service offer for airlines and airports
15.11.14 Luggage-Point opens retail and services outlet at Edinburgh Airport
14.11.14 Concorde captain believes Heathrow runway plan is cleared for take-off
14.11.14 Sturgeon's pledge on future of rival Glasgow airports
14.11.14 Stansted passenger numbers grow at the fastest annual rate for nearly 10 years
14.11.14 NATS CEO Urges new approach on Europe's fragmented air network
14.11.14 Flybe share price plummets on £15.3m loss, but UK business performs well
14.11.14 New gates to be introduced at Manchester Airport's Terminal 3 to tackle queues
14.11.14 CEOs of IAG, Virgin Atlantic and Dubai Airports talk passenger experience, Google Glass, airport security and service quality
14.11.14 Italy strikes cause flight delays and cancellations
14.11.14 Sharp increase in UK exports through Heathrow
14.11.14 On a higher plane: How Ryanair refined its tone of voice and improved customer experience
14.11.14 Fast-track business lanes for Australians at Heathrow
14.11.14 Passengers become data mines as Ryanair to Emirates hone offers
14.11.14 Norwich Airport completes transition to new EU safety scheme
14.11.14 Loganair profits soar on back of oil routes sales
14.11.14 Qatar Airways to fly B787 to Edinburgh daily
14.11.14 New Sunday timings for Eastern Airways’ East Midlands - Aberdeen service
14.11.14 Flybe move means more Aberdeen flights to Scandinavia
14.11.14 Pilot admits being over drink limit after landing at Norwich Airport
14.11.14 Manchester flight to Munich diverted after pilot smells 'unusual odour' in cockpit
14.11.14 Ryanair plans new base in Bratislava
13.11.14 UK airports on track to handle 240 million passengers in 2014
13.11.14 Business leaders call for swift decision on new runway
13.11.14 Airport bosses argue case for Heathrow and Gatwick expansion
13.11.14 APD changes needed for Scotland, says Salmond
13.11.14 Scottish airports boosted by new flights
13.11.14 Aberdeen airport sets new record
13.11.14 Heathrow runway 'is best option for Northern Ireland'
13.11.14 Newcastle Airport: A bigger Heathrow would be better for the North East
13.11.14 Heathrow CEO: third runway would double UK's exports and put the world's largest hub airport on Scotland's doorstep
13.11.14 Freight association calls for Airports Commission action on air cargo
13.11.14 Airport security needs to change – IAG boss
13.11.14 Heathrow airspace trials: Life under the flight path
13.11.14 Willie Walsh: Dubai will overtake Heathrow as its leaders have “vision and real aspiration”
13.11.14 Scots tourism bosses in Heathrow air links warning
13.11.14 Flybe sells its Finnish business for €1
13.11.14 Environment Agency stops breaking of aircraft at former Manston Airport site
13.11.14 Nicola Sturgeon positive over Prestwick spaceport bid
13.11.14 Scottish fact of the day: History of Edinburgh Airport
13.11.14 Interview: Virgin Holidays' Mark Anderson sets out his five-year plan
13.11.14 Strike set to affect Italy flights
13.11.14 100 new jobs to be created by Flybe at Aberdeen Airport
13.11.14 Flybe to fly from Bournemouth - what does it mean for Southampton?
13.11.14 Talking Point: Glasgow Airport is getting five new gates
13.11.14 Flybe to launch Isle of Man, Newcastle and Newquay routes from Stansted
13.11.14 Dublin and Dubai are soaring as favourite destinations from Heathrow
13.11.14 British Airways outlines B767 retirement plans
13.11.14 Takeover secures future of Teesside-based aircraft breakers
13.11.14 Liverpool easyJet passenger loses jail appeal over violent mid-air rant and fight with police
13.11.14 Belfast International Airport to host Polar Plunge event in support of Special Olympics
13.11.14 Thomson Airways runs Instagram competition to name new Dreamliner
13.11.14 Boss of Prestwick Airport firm hits out at Government after lease is axed
13.11.14 Qantas to phase out meal trays as part of economy food revamp
13.11.14 BA to launch second route to Poland
13.11.14 Flybe restores Newcastle Airport's direct flights to Stansted
12.11.14 Politicians urged to act swiftly on Airports Commission recommendation
12.11.14 Build a new runway at Heathrow or Gatwick or watch Britain wither, says airports chief
12.11.14 Public back airport expansion in south east, ABTA study finds
12.11.14 Manchester Airport boss slams potential cost to taxpayer of making Heathrow or Gatwick bigger
12.11.14 Airports Commission publishes consultation on options for a new UK runway
12.11.14 Heathrow reports its busiest ever October
12.11.14 APD and capacity expansion hotly debated at AOA conference
12.11.14 Fewer Edinburgh Airport fliers due to Ryanair cuts
12.11.14 Six million in six months as Edinburgh prepares for a busy winter
12.11.14 Flybe to open new bases despite half-year losses
12.11.14 Flybe to open new bases at Bournemouth and Aberdeen
12.11.14 Virgin Atlantic welcome airport expansion public consultation
12.11.14 Interview: Virgin Atlantic CEO Craig Kreeger and founder Richard Branson
12.11.14 Manchester crowned best UK airport
12.11.14 Aberdeen International Airport wins top UK award
12.11.14 American Airlines reports marginal October traffic increase
12.11.14 Ryanair claims to be Europe's 'number one customer service airline'
12.11.14 Linksair new operator of Welsh Government North – South air service
12.11.14 Icelandair named airline of the year at Glasgow Airport at SPAA Travel awards 2014
12.11.14 Flybe flight to Aberdeen makes emergency landing
12.11.14 British Airways A380 ad fools your eyes (video)
12.11.14 Southampton gets new summer service to Brittany
12.11.14 M1 Spur near Luton Airport to close over the next two weekends for expansion
12.11.14 easyJet to fly from three UK cities to Porto
12.11.14 Ryanair strikes deal with travel software firm Boxever
12.11.14 BA launches pre-flight meal selection service
12.11.14 British Airways adds A380 on Miami route
11.11.14 Heathrow and Gatwick new runway costs 'underestimated'

11.11.14 Airport expansion options outlined to aviation minister
11.11.14 Mayor met Gatwick Airport bosses after ‘Boris island’ plan was rejected
11.11.14 Stansted Airport expansion 'would create 10,000 jobs'
11.11.14 Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye says he's relaxed about future expansion plans, so long as it is picked over Gatwick
11.11.14 Heathrow CEO sets out "Why Heathrow will take Britain further"
11.11.14 Belfast International Airport: Date set for Aer Lingus case
11.11.14 Norwich Airports Emergency Plans to be tested during exercise
11.11.14 Airline boss calls for APD to be cut or abolished for children
11.11.14 The Young Ones star Nigel Planer calls for Edinburgh Airport to be renamed after Robert Louis Stevenson
11.11.14 Theatre show backed by Glasgow Airport is a "load of rubbish"
11.11.14 Get your mojitos at the ready: Thomas Cook launches Belfast to Cuba flight
11.11.14 Heathrow celebrates record year for exports
11.11.14 Flybe start new daily service from Manchester Airport to Amsterdam
11.11.14 PSNI join staff at Belfast International Airport to take the Polar Plunge for charity

There is a lot happening at UK airports at the moment. Heathrow, soon to be the worlds second busiest international airport (when it is overtaken by Dubai) with 72.3 million passengers in 2013, received Government backing for a new runway (and sixth terminal), but this changed in 2010 by the next Government. It will open 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 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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