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25.06.16 Decision on second runway at Gatwick Airport set to be delayed due to EU Referendum result
25.06.16 EU referendum: Heathrow runway decision left up in the air
25.06.16 Transport companies to take hit from Brexit
25.06.16 British Airways owner IAG sounds profit warning within hours of Brexit result
25.06.16 Brexit: What does it mean for British holidaymakers travelling to Europe?
25.06.16 ‘We’re shocked... we don't have a contingency plan' Ryanair's Jacobs as chief executives react to Brexit
25.06.16 EasyJet claims Brexit will have 'no material impact'
25.06.16 Manchester Airport responds to Brexit vote
25.06.16 Brexit would leave London "isolated" according to the boss of City Airport
25.06.16 Bmi regional could relocate outside the UK following leave vote
25.06.16 Record passenger numbers revealed at Doncaster airport
25.06.16 VLM Airlines files for bankruptcy
25.06.16 Manchester Airport rubbishes claims Heathrow expansion is crucial for Northern Powerhouse to succeed
25.06.16 Businesses take case for Gatwick expansion to No 10
25.06.16 Heathrow Airport presses expansion case as passengers pour in
25.06.16 Willie Walsh lobbies for 'Heathrow Hub' runway extension plan
25.06.16 IAG threatens to pull out of London airports if government backs runway plans
25.06.16 Air traffic control 'unprecedented strike wave' warning
25.06.16 Ryanair and easyJet face watchdog probe over hidden costs
25.06.16 Stansted Airport's new boss gets ready for take-off to the next level
25.06.16 Glasgow and Aberdeen airport workers to vote on pension row strike
25.06.16 Glasgow Airport crowned STA airport of the year
25.06.16 Flybe retains place at top of CAA punctuality chart
25.06.16 Chinese firm confirms Monarch interest
25.06.16 Airlines report rise in unruly passengers
25.06.16 American Airlines boss: big losses are a thing of the past
25.06.16 United: Slimmer seats equals fatter profits
25.06.16 India allows 100% foreign direct investment in its airlines
25.06.16 Watch new automated robots at Heathrow sort through luggage in new system
25.06.16 Dreamliners aid Heathrow’s noise reduction strategy
25.06.16 Heathrow and Gatwick airport chaos over British Airways IT glitch
25.06.16 Innovative social media software helps London City Airport raise its game
25.06.16 Singapore Airlines upgrades London route this winter
25.06.16 The Godfather of Heathrow revealed on film
25.06.16 Virgin Atlantic just used behavioral science to 'nudge' its pilots into saving lots of fuel
25.06.16 Heathrow Marriott hotel reveals new conference space after multi-million pound investment programme
25.06.16 Ibis Styles London Heathrow opens
25.06.16 Gatwick to Heathrow railway line and tunnels under M25 could be built to ease congestion
25.06.16 National Express to axe direct service from Canterbury to Gatwick in July
25.06.16 Aslef drops legal action and accepts 12-car Gatwick trains
25.06.16 Edinburgh Airport calls police over taxi drivers fare battle
25.06.16 Virgin Atlantic to double number of flights from Belfast to Orlando
25.06.16 Edinburgh Airport managers get community service after abusing positions to commit fraud
25.06.16 Flybe announces brand new route to Toulouse from Birmingham
25.06.16 British Airways launches new Berlin flight from London City
25.06.16 Passengers hit out at one hour queues at Manchester Airport passport control
25.06.16 Manchester Airports Group to invest $1m in third US Escape Lounge
25.06.16 Teens cautioned after shining laser at Stansted Airport flight and police helicopter
25.06.16 Gatwick staff jailed over £2.43m plot to steal airline goods
25.06.16 BA abandons Egypt’s Sharm el Sheikh resort
25.06.16 Airlines prepare to resume Sharm flights this winter
25.06.16 Air Transat announces year round Toronto - Gatwick flights
25.06.16 British Airways delays Tehran launch
18.06.16 Cardiff Airport will not slash Air Passenger Duty
18.06.16 Aberdeen Airport passenger numbers fall 10% in a year
18.06.16 Passenger numbers soar as London Luton Airport records busiest ever day
18.06.16 Record breaking May at Stansted as passenger numbers soar
18.06.16 New US routes deliver passenger growth for Manchester Airport
18.06.16 Glasgow Airport reports 'record' May for passengers
18.06.16 Passenger numbers soaring at East Midlands airport
18.06.16 easyJet eyes new European operation if Britain flies solo
18.06.16 Aer Lingus has 'bolstered' IAG as Walsh dismisses Brexit threat
18.06.16 Leading aviation figures back staying in Europe
18.06.16 Heathrow and Gatwick battle for regional support
18.06.16 Failure to develop Heathrow will harm 'Northern Powerhouse', claims study
18.06.16 Heathrow capacity constraints 'costing Scotland £890m a year'
18.06.16 Guernsey Deputy calls for airport runway extension
18.06.16 Drone footage captures installation of high-tech radar at Newcastle Airport
18.06.16 Belfast City Airport renamed in honour of Kyle Lafferty - for one day only
18.06.16 MAG chief hits out at French ATC strikes
18.06.16 Gatwick flights diverted after hole discovered in airport's main runway
18.06.16 Branson’s Virgin Atlantic sees Norwegian Air hurting US fares
18.06.16 Thousands of passengers have plans disrupted by latest French strike
18.06.16 Greek and French strike warnings
18.06.16 Gatwick unveils its £186m state-of-the-art terminal link with a fascinating time-lapse video showing its construction
18.06.16 Stansted Airport agrees to consider compensation for homes hit by expansion
18.06.16 Manchester Airport trials zero emission ground handling equipment
18.06.16 Liverpool John Lennon Airport creates flight search engine with Skyscanner
18.06.16 Bristol Airport apologises for major delays after staff 'unable to cope'
18.06.16 Amsterdam flights could land new routes for Dundee Airport
18.06.16 Belfast International Airport's customer Wi-fi takes off with BT
18.06.16 Ryanair unveils three tailored bundles of fares
18.06.16 Latam Airlines plan cuts to A350/787 orders as Brazilian traffic slumps
18.06.16 Air France cuts schedule as pilots strike
18.06.16 easyJet opens maintenance hangar at Gatwick
18.06.16 MAG completes £560m refinancing
18.06.16 New nine-storey hotel near Luton Airport runway set for go-ahead from councillors
18.06.16 More than two thirds of flight delay compensation goes unclaimed
18.06.16 Restaurant Review – The Perfectionists’ Café, Heathrow
18.06.16 Black cabs dub Heathrow car park for private hire drivers 'unfair'
18.06.16 Double-decker M25 might solve Heathrow traffic congestion, says Highways England
18.06.16 Heathrow rail connections disrupted following derailment
18.06.16 Kitten survives 300 mile from Birmingham Airport inside a car bumper
18.06.16 New airline Volotea launches Mediterranean flights from Southampton Airport
18.06.16 Norwegian expands at Edinburgh Airport with new flights to Barcelona
18.06.16 Air Canada Rouge launches new service from Glasgow to Toronto
18.06.16 Stag party terrorise passengers and 'trash' plane on flight from Manchester to Las Vegas
18.06.16 Air Canada Rouge restarts Manchester-Toronto service
18.06.16 EasyJet Holidays announces summer sale
18.06.16 EasyJet announces three new winter routes from Luton
18.06.16 British Airways to resume flights to Sharm El-Sheikh mid-September
18.06.16 Emirates boosts one-stop connections from UK to Melbourne
18.06.16 Vietnam Airlines to go daily from Heathrow
18.06.16 Boarding schools in row with British Airways over axing of 'flying nannies' service
11.06.16 Passenger numbers up 27 per cent at Cardiff Airport last month on May 2015
11.06.16 Passenger numbers take off at Liverpool Airport
11.06.16 Flybe challenges Cameron on regional airport funding
11.06.16 Birmingham Airport sees earliest 'million passenger' month
11.06.16 Edinburgh Airport had busiest May on record; one million passengers board flights
11.06.16 Airport boss and airlines pressure MSPs to slash passenger duty
11.06.16 EasyJet carryings up in May despite 173 flight cancellations
11.06.16 Heathrow passenger numbers dip in May
11.06.16 Heathrow expansion decision 'delayed until September'
11.06.16 Whitehall increases pressure to approve Heathrow runway
11.06.16 Ed Balls on Brexit, airport 'dithering' and why APD will never be scrapped
11.06.16 Brexit would not change much in aviation sector, claims Iata
11.06.16 Virgin Atlantic says Brexit to demote London; may move jets
11.06.16 Don’t believe the myth that Londoners oppose a vital new runway at Heathrow
11.06.16 Gatwick pledges to limit residents affected by aircraft noise
11.06.16 Gatwick lobbies David Cameron with open letter on third runway
11.06.16 Stop Stansted Expansion predicts massive compensation claims over airport growth
11.06.16 Flybe back to profit
11.06.16 Ryanair makes Forbes magazine world's best airline list
11.06.16 O'Leary: Low-cost tie-ups to be the norm within five years
11.06.16 Stansted Airport prepares for summer rush with programme of improvements
11.06.16 Jonathan Coen replaces Brian Woodhead as Heathrow Airport Commercial Director
11.06.16 Gulf airlines keeping close watch on Brexit scenario amid fear of 'shockwave'
11.06.16 Virgin Atlantic focusing ever more on US flights; many non-US routes dropped
11.06.16 Virgin Atlantic to order 12 A350-1000s
11.06.16 EU transport chief to battle airline subsidies in Persian gulf
11.06.16 Star Alliance announces technology enhancements
11.06.16 British Airways owner IAG falls on outlook worries
11.06.16 Air France pilot strike planned during Euro 2016 tournament
11.06.16 Qatar Airways’ stake in BA-owner strategic: Al Baker
11.06.16 Star Alliance announces new chief executive
11.06.16 Heathrow launches on Weibo as inbound tourism from China continues to rise
11.06.16 Russia rolls out MC-21 aircraft
11.06.16 Norwegian sees May passenger boost
11.06.16 Flight compensation guidelines published
11.06.16 'Ryanair Holidays' coming soon
11.06.16 Video: Stansted Airport welcomes one of world's largest planes
11.06.16 Luton Airport border chaos as thunderstorm brings down computer system for checking passports
11.06.16 Edinburgh Airport reveals plans for new flight paths
11.06.16 Major development plans unveiled for Durham Tees Valley Airport
11.06.16 'Housing and airports don't mix': Anger at 350 homes plan for Durham Tees Valley Airport
11.06.16 Video: Stunning footage captures pilot’s view landing at Aberdeen Airport
11.06.16 Guess how many East Midlands Airport staff live in Derbyshire?
11.06.16 Boost for the north as first direct China flight outside London launches
11.06.16 Delta Air Lines announces new Glasgow to New York route
11.06.16 Huge solar farm scheme near Doncaster airport given the go-ahead
11.06.16 London City Airport to open new departure gates
11.06.16 New Birmingham airport hotel set for take-off
11.06.16 Ryanair to challenge Airbnb with private room rentals
11.06.16 Review: Hilton London Gatwick Hotel
11.06.16 Many travel insurance policies 'turn out to be worthless', study claims
11.06.16 Two-thirds of parents would take term-time holiday
11.06.16 Council to appeal High Court decision over term-time holiday fine
11.06.16 Southampton Airport to charge £1 dropping-off fee
11.06.16 Bristol Airport car park set for major expansion
11.06.16 Drop-off fee rise concerns raised at Aberdeen airport
11.06.16 Thousands of new parking spaces at Stansted airport by July
11.06.16 Reading taxi enforcers crackdown on illegal trips to Heathrow
11.06.16 JD Sports opens at Belfast International Airport for Euro 16
11.06.16 Blue Air launches route from Liverpool to Romania's second-largest city
11.06.16 Flybe aiming to rival BA with flights from Aberdeen to Heathrow
11.06.16 Return promise after Durham Tees Valley Air Show success
11.06.16 La Compagnie offers Luton - New York duo fare for £1,790
11.06.16 Euro 2016: Easyjet pilots are going to provide passengers with live score updates during flights
11.06.16 EasyJet puts nine million seats on sale for February and March 2017
11.06.16 Luton-Waterford flights scrapped
11.06.16 EU referendum: Ryanair EU campaign 'did not break law'
11.06.16 October half-term price hikes make a mockery of 'family-friendly' Ryanair
11.06.16 Ryanair hires Bench as new marketing platform
11.06.16 Monarch adds new services for winter season
11.06.16 Airport Property Partnership sells Gatwick International Distribution Centre
11.06.16 Virgin launches Cuba service
11.06.16 Thomas Cook unveils CatsOnAPlane campaign
11.06.16 FAA urges pilots to seek mental health screening
11.06.16 Delta offers all in-flight entertainment free of charge
11.06.16 BA removes economy hot meals from longest short-haul services
11.06.16 BA extends contracts with incumbent PR agencies after 'thorough review'
11.06.16 Heathrow VIP teams up with Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton
11.06.16 Passengers injured after Malaysia Airlines flight from Heathrow hits severe turbulence
04.06.16 Back to the Costas: terror fear sees travel industry return to its roots
04.06.16 EasyJet imposes '30 minutes' rule at Gatwick to improve punctuality
04.06.16 Birmingham airport's boss backs Gatwick expansion
04.06.16 Iata considers home printed luggage labels to combat airport queues
04.06.16 Travel Test: Hampton by Hilton hotel at Gatwick Airport North Terminal
04.06.16 Union barred from strike action on Southern and Gatwick services
04.06.16 Airline profits to hit $39bn amid low oil prices
04.06.16 What will Brexit mean for British tourists booking holidays in the EU?
04.06.16 Brexit could cost UK tourism £4.1bn a year, claims study
04.06.16 Heathrow celebrates 70 years by marking 'iconic moments'
04.06.16 Air travel demand slows as airlines confront security, fragile economies
04.06.16 Aircraft 'headwinds' tech introduced to cut flight delays
04.06.16 Campaigners against Heathrow's expansion stage protest
04.06.16 Airbus sees A350 orders soon, sources eye Virgin deal
04.06.16 US issues fresh travel alert for whole of Europe
04.06.16 Flying is safe and secure, insists IATA chief
04.06.16 Threat to BA flight to New York
04.06.16 BA puts three-year deal on table to keep crew sweet
04.06.16 Latam becomes second airline to suspend Venezuela operations
04.06.16 Call for 'black box' redesign following EgyptAir crash
04.06.16 Explained: How Heathrow copes with 650 plane arrivals per day
04.06.16 Delta, Virgin Atlantic co-locate UK cargo handling
04.06.16 United unveils long-haul business class seat
04.06.16 Singapore Airlines marks 45 years of Heathrow flights
04.06.16 Willie Walsh takes top IATA role
04.06.16 Simon Calder: Could this be Britain's most expensive airport link?
04.06.16 Peak fare rises come into force on Heathrow Express
04.06.16 Minicab driver near Heathrow caught on camera leaving a dirty present on the road
04.06.16 Minicab driver ‘filmed in road rage brawl near Heathrow’
04.06.16 Blackstone signals EU referendum no concern with £500m sale of 88 NCP car parks
04.06.16 Rail link could boost Heathrow commuters
04.06.16 uberPOOL service expanded to include all of zones 1 and 2 plus Heathrow Airport
04.06.16 Emirates upgrades Heathrow-Dubai service to Airbus A380
04.06.16 Delta to launch Heathrow - Portland flights
04.06.16 Strong winds cause cancellations at Heathrow
04.06.16 British Airways may exit Nigerian routes
04.06.16 Brexit could badly damage NI airports, claims expert
04.06.16 Stone Hill Park planning application submitted on former Manston airport
04.06.16 Blue Air launches Liverpool-Cluj service
04.06.16 London City releases terminal improvements video
04.06.16 New flights to Cornwall take off from Aberdeen airport
04.06.16 Bristol Airport expansion likely to cause traffic delays
04.06.16 Which holiday destinations from East Midlands Airport are on high and low terror alerts?
04.06.16 High-speed monorail plans to Glasgow Airport proposed
04.06.16 Leeds Bradford agrees London rail deal
04.06.16 Yorkshire Tiger adds extra buses to its Leeds Bradford Airport service
04.06.16 Jet2 launch two brand new summer 2017 destinations from Leeds Bradford Airport
04.06.16 Jet2 adds yet more Edinburgh routes as airport chief calls for tax cut
04.06.16 SNP warned against cuts to air passenger duty
04.06.16 Holidaymaker flies to Turkey from Scotland using her husband's expired passport
04.06.16 Flybe major route expansion at Cardiff Airport lands a third of a million passengers in first year
04.06.16 Inside the City: Flybe fails to reach for the skies
04.06.16 Turkish Airlines doubles flights between Birmingham Airport and Istanbul
04.06.16 Funding lift for Prestwick Airport space hub plan
04.06.16 Vueling airplane crushes tow truck at Manchester Airport
04.06.16 Hundreds of jobs to be created at Manchester Airport
04.06.16 Holidaymakers face transport chaos after Metrolink services to Manchester Airport suspended
04.06.16 Virgin to launch new Manchester-New York service in 2017
04.06.16 Thomas Cook Airlines launches Manchester-Boston route
04.06.16 Norwegian takes off with two new routes from Manchester Airport
04.06.16 Easyjet takes delivery of first 186-seat A320
04.06.16 EasyJet adds Apple Pay
04.06.16 EasyJet holidays reveals tailor-made cycling programme
04.06.16 Taxi drivers hold 'unofficial' protest at Luton Airport - and more are set to come
04.06.16 Teesside's airport is 'a key asset' to the region, says Lord Heseltine
04.06.16 Durham Tees Valley air show returns to the skies
04.06.16 Ryanair and Wizz Air report boost to passenger numbers
04.06.16 Ryanair puts transatlantic plans on hold for five years
04.06.16 Ryanair checks out of Oslo airport over green tax
04.06.16 Ryanair is spamming its customers with anti-Brexit emails
04.06.16 Hundreds of jobs to be created at Manchester Airport
04.06.16 Ryanair and Aer Lingus advance cases for return of €120m in air tax
04.06.16 French air traffic control strikes called off but flights still cancelled
04.06.16 Why did someone check this stick on to a plane?
04.06.16 Ryanair overhauls check-in bag fees
04.06.16 Ryanair adds Stansted flights to Poland
04.06.16 Pop to India: the proposition of Stansted's newest long-haul airline
28.05.16 'We are hurtling towards a summer of disruption' warn airlines
28.05.16 David Cameron claims family holidays could cost £230 more after Brexit
28.05.16 Gatwick will push its bid across UK
28.05.16 Heathrow launches expansion plans 'manifesto'
28.05.16 Heathrow: We’re ready to build
28.05.16 Flybe boss: ‘Slap congestion charge on mega-airports’
28.05.16 Half-term travel chaos looms as French workers step up strikes
28.05.16 Ryanair says fares to fall 7% this year as profits surge
28.05.16 PM David Cameron visits Luton Airport to speak of benefits of remaining in the EU
28.05.16 Belfast airport throws expansion support behind Heathrow
28.05.16 Bristol Airport reopens after pothole leaves delayed flights circling runway
28.05.16 Major Aberdeen International Airport revamp under way
28.05.16 Airlines lobby for plan to halve Scottish APD
28.05.16 Turnover and profits up at Bristol Airport as passenger numbers soar to record levels
28.05.16 New chief executive appointed for Prestwick Airport
28.05.16 Q&A: New British Airways boss sets out his vision
28.05.16 Ryanair profit jumps despite terror attacks and strikes
28.05.16 Nice and profitable: How Ryanair revamped itself
28.05.16 The real challenge for Ryanair will be to replace Michael O’Leary
28.05.16 Wizz Air smashes profit forecast
28.05.16 Dublin Airport’s success contrasts with NI aviation policy
28.05.16 Security experts plan ‘ring of steel’ for Heathrow as Israel warns of flaws
28.05.16 Revolutionary new laser system could detect bombs at airports in microseconds
28.05.16 Thanet District Council abandons hunt for Manston Airport indemnity partner

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 late 2015.

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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