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27.11.14 Ryanair to double in size in next 10 years - O'Leary
27.11.14 Croydon Council backs Gatwick second runway by signing historic agreement with airport's chief executive
27.11.14 US winter storm sees hundreds of flights cancelled
27.11.14 Greek ATC strike grounds flights
27.11.14 Uttlesford District Council calls on Stansted Airport bosses to give more detail about future plans
27.11.14 Gatwick flightpath campaigners join coalition lobbying European Parliament
27.11.14 Over 1,000 residents protest against Gatwick expansion plan at public meeting
27.11.14 Ryanair chief: 'Being nice to people doesn't come naturally to me'
27.11.14 Abta survey reveals winter holiday demand
27.11.14 Watch: Incredible radar flight vision over Liverpool Airport
27.11.14 Video: 'Ryanair will have no difficulty in moving headquarters tomorrow' Michael O'Leary on tax
27.11.14 Flybe boost for Glasgow to Belfast City service
27.11.14 Stobart Air to operate two Cityjet routes from Cardiff
27.11.14 Walsall couple held in terror swoop at Heathrow Airport
26.11.14 Green quits Thomas Cook
26.11.14 Aviation security to be tightened further
26.11.14 Hannam: Expansion at Heathrow much easier to finance than expansion at Gatwick
26.11.14 Thomas Cook share price drops 20% after Green announcement
26.11.14 Birmingham Airport passenger traffic continues to surge
26.11.14 Report shows how flight delays and cancellations damage the UK economy
26.11.14 CAA publishes new guidance for UK airports
26.11.14 Iata to offer 'rescue fares' in Europe when airlines fail
26.11.14 Long-haul air fares set to rise - But short-haul prices might fall, says Amex
26.11.14 Give Gatwick boss a one-way ticket to China, say Sussex MPs
26.11.14 Newcastle Airport chief says Scottish tax cuts threaten North-East jobs
26.11.14 Ryanair wins EU court ruling over Irish air travel tax
26.11.14 New runway technology at Newcastle Airport
26.11.14 Flybe agrees white label flying deal with SAS
26.11.14 AirAsia X to revive Kuala Lumpur London service
26.11.14 Pilots' union calls for rethink on pension cap after Monarch deal
26.11.14 World’s largest aircraft visits Robin Hood Airport
26.11.14 Police at Aberdeen Airport to train staff on terrorism
26.11.14 Chinese firm lands contract to build 'prefab hotel' at Bristol airport
26.11.14 Author Ian Rankin vents anger at 'embarrassing' Edinburgh Airport
26.11.14 Woman tried to smuggle Chinese medicines containing rhino horn through Cardiff Airport
26.11.14 Southampton Airport operator Flybe expanding
26.11.14 Proposals submitted for 1550 long stay car parking spaces at East Midlands Airport
26.11.14 Qatar Airways to fly twice daily on its Doha to Manchester route from February
26.11.14 Air BP strengthens Scottish network with new location at Glasgow Airport
26.11.14 Flybe to launch Belfast - Liverpool service
26.11.14 New Scandinavian flights announced from Edinburgh with SAS
26.11.14 Gatwick introduces new airport ID pass application
26.11.14 Lufthansa auctions premium economy upgrades
26.11.14 American steps up competition on Heathrow-Philadelphia route
26.11.14 Honeymooner grounded by Thomas Cook after drunken row on Manchester flight
26.11.14 Cats used in £750,000 heroin smuggling attempt at Heathrow
25.11.14 Gatwick second runway: Kent County Council withdraws backing
25.11.14 Councillor calls for help for Blackpool Airport
25.11.14 US carriers waive change fees as winter storm hits
25.11.14 Heathrow Hub launches advertising campaign
25.11.14 Stansted airport listening to passengers with reduced mobility
25.11.14 Fresh fears over Gatwick Airport flight path
25.11.14 Delta adds Heathrow to Philadelphia flights
25.11.14 Ryanair partners with Booking.com - 'best price' guarantee for hotels on website
25.11.14 First Crossrail tracks laid at Heathrow junction
25.11.14 Airline changes flight code after clairvoyant plane crash warning
25.11.14 In search of the Northern Lights from Norwich Airport
25.11.14 M&S store to open at Stansted
25.11.14 American Express and airport retailers partner in Foursquare campaign
25.11.14 Heathrow terror suspect did not pose risk to flight
25.11.14 Gatwick installs HRS’s airport ID pass application solution
24.11.14 Air Passenger Duty on flights for children set to be axed, slashing plane tax for an average UK family in half
24.11.14 City chief slams Heathrow's 'desperate' attempt to woo Manchester business leaders
24.11.14 Heathrow noise row rumbles on
24.11.14 Survey finds Horley residents are against Gatwick second runway
24.11.14 French all-business-class carrier 'seeking Gatwick slots'
24.11.14 Campaign to scrap tax on children's flights backed by Manchester Airport
24.11.14 Airlines facing increased insurance costs after MAS tragedies
24.11.14 BA plane makes second unplanned landing in three days
23.11.14 MPs to lay out their objections to Gatwick expansion
23.11.14 Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary predicts a second runway for Stansted Airport
23.11.14 19-year-old terror suspect arrested at Heathrow Airport
23.11.14 Etihad, flydubai named best airlines in the world
23.11.14 Ambitious plan for direct train line via Chelmsford from Stansted Airport
22.11.14 Heathrow gives six reasons why it should be allowed to expand now
22.11.14 Air France short-haul services to be operated by regional subsidiary Hop from next summer
22.11.14 easyJet reports record customer retention and loyalty
22.11.14 Ryanair likely to seek ticket reselling halt following ruling
22.11.14 Gatwick staff promise Wandsworth jobs and regeneration if allowed to expand
22.11.14 Jail for driver who sped down runway at Humberside Airport in stolen car and 'took off'
22.11.14 Bus powered on human sewerage running from Bath to Bristol Airport
22.11.14 Drivers reminded of motorway closures near Manchester Airport this weekend
22.11.14 Osmondmania from pop fans at Luton Airport 40 years ago
22.11.14 Engineer creates winning chess set from scraps in Heathrow hotel recycling challenge
22.11.14 Terror police arrest man at Heathrow
22.11.14 Cornwall clotted cream to form part of export art installation at Heathrow
21.11.14 Gatwick boss claims Heathrow backing will be ignored
21.11.14 We may never get a decision on airport expansion says BA Chief
21.11.14 Gatwick warns of 'capacity crunch' after record results
21.11.14 Jet2 'optimistic' after half-year profits rise
21.11.14 Cardiff Airport used by Welsh Government Ministers only five times out of 80 for trade missions
21.11.14 New horizons for Liverpool Airport boss
21.11.14 British Airways Boeing 747 begins volcanic ash mission
21.11.14 Virgin Atlantic jet's 'close call' with radio-controlled drone
21.11.14 Airbus beats Boeing to $14bn Delta order
21.11.14 Norwegian boss issues plea to US regulators
21.11.14 Stop Stansted Expansion campaigners vow to keep fighting changes to airport departure routes
21.11.14 Ryanair to carry 3.5 million customers over Christmas
21.11.14 American to add JFK flights from Edinburgh
21.11.14 Pressure mounts on London City Airport over ‘totally inadequate’ flight path consultation
21.11.14 Bournemouth Airport based company celebrates award for testing airliner’s wing structure
21.11.14 Warning to airlines from Guernsey airport after woman gets on plane without boarding pass
21.11.14 Court ruling favours Ryanair in battle over screen scrapers
21.11.14 Extra flights from Glasgow to Scottish Islands this Christmas
21.11.14 £15m hotel plan amid Edinburgh Airport traffic rise
21.11.14 Park Inn by Radisson Heathrow launches new Aviator conference facilities
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

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.

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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