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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? 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 Sam Gyimah 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 but it won't be 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 second 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 Michael Dugher MP 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! Horrified TV news presenter films 'disgusting' grimy conditions on board first class BA flight to St Lucia
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 sets up its own anti-Heathrow expansion campaign
17.01.15 Council blasts report into impact of second runway at Gatwick as riddled with mistakes
17.01.15 Belfast City Airport: Undaunted pilots wrestle with the winds
17.01.15 London City airline CityJet seeks 30 redundancies
17.01.15 Google Glass still has ‘huge potential’ for airlines and airports despite Google ending sales of the product
17.01.15 British Airways hunts digital agency
17.01.15 What a whopper! World's largest Boeing 747 lands at Bournemouth Airport
17.01.15 ERV UK and Eye Airports launch last-minute travel insurance solution
17.01.15 Aegean to launch Larnaca to Heathrow route
17.01.15 Stansted Airport terrorism arrest: Suspect, 18, held
17.01.15 Icelandair to move to Heathrow Terminal 2
17.01.15 Fortnum & Mason opens bar at Heathrow’s T5
17.01.15 Newcastle Airport showcases local produce as departure lounge development continues
17.01.15 Plane which took off from Humberside Airport made U-turn after fault with landing gear
16.01.15 Stansted urges government to employ existing airport capacity
16.01.15 Only Heathrow expansion will allow Britain to win global race for growth, says boss
16.01.15 Heathrow stays top Europe hub as Istanbul rank surges
16.01.15 Flight delays worsen at UK airports
16.01.15 Flights cancelled due to Italian air traffic control strike
16.01.15 Ryanair and Aer Lingus engage in Twitter war of words
16.01.15 East Midlands Airport aims to fill 1,250 posts in the next 12 months
16.01.15 Gatwick CIO plans to harness big data and make airport 'the Uber of aviation'
16.01.15 Doncaster Sheffield Airport sees cargo increase
16.01.15 EU court: Ryanair can block unauthorised price comparisons
16.01.15 Birmingham and Manchester listed as top business travel cities
16.01.15 Council told get off fence over Gatwick
16.01.15 Beumer awarded baggage handling systems projects at Heathrow
16.01.15 Virgin Atlantic's new brand campaign offers the world, but its new network doesn't
16.01.15 Revealed: When Birmingham dreamed of flying to work in a helicopter
16.01.15 Gatwick launches language and accessibility web app
16.01.15 Passenger plane aborts landing at Luton after private jet punctures tyre on runway
16.01.15 Travelling from Liverpool airport this year? You could be a TV star
16.01.15 Newcastle trains Lisbon Airport's fire crews
16.01.15 Manchester Airports Group sees 4,000 jobseekers apply for 40 roles
16.01.15 Airline shows interest in Aberdeen flights to Scottish cities - but only with Government support
16.01.15 Fashion icon Laura Bailey on hand to reopen Heathrow's newly-renovated Terminal 5
16.01.15 Parents stroll off with Gatwick Airport's free pushchairs
16.01.15 New flights announced from Aberdeen Airport to mainland Europe
16.01.15 Norwegian adds Greek destination from Gatwick
16.01.15 Shannon chief says Heathrow link must be preserved
16.01.15 Passenger suffers serious injuries in 70-foot car park plunge at Gatwick Airport
16.01.15 Aegean increase UK routes in Summer 2015
16.01.15 IHG signs two hotels at Aberdeen Airport
16.01.15 What should Ryanair do next? Six ways the airline could enhance our journeys...
15.01.15 Record month for Manchester Airport
15.01.15 Dublin-Heathrow route could soon be IAG monopoly
15.01.15 Surge in Scottish cross-Border rail travel as passengers choose train over plane
15.01.15 Manchester Airport boss looks back at 2014
15.01.15 How the wrong type of wind is to blame for slower flights from Britain to the US
15.01.15 United Airlines CEO under pressure to resign
15.01.15 BA launches reduced fare for Cyprus Airways passengers
15.01.15 Airbus considers stretched 'superjumbo'
15.01.15 Ryanair celebrates 30th birthday...says Manchester is vital to its success
15.01.15 Wizz Air carryings up by 2.3m in 2014
15.01.15 Shoreham Airport festival takes step forward
15.01.15 Lightning strike forces emergency landing at Southend
15.01.15 Ryanair launches new flights from East Midlands Airport
15.01.15 Powervamp wins major deal with London City Airport
15.01.15 Vietnam Airlines to raise frequency with switch to Heathrow
15.01.15 Manchester Airport's sweet sales success with new confectionery concept
15.01.15 Men held over fight on holiday jet at Glasgow Airport
15.01.15 Stansted Airport Community Trust calls for funding requests
14.01.15 Stansted reports busiest year since 2008, busiest December since 2007
14.01.15 Durham Tees Valley Airport plunges further into the red
14.01.15 Dubai warns Heathrow over capacity issues
14.01.15 Heathrow loses crown
14.01.15 Need for extra runway highlighted by record passenger numbers
14.01.15 Ryanair expects new IAG bid for Aer Lingus within days
14.01.15 Ryanair looking to offload Aer Lingus stake
14.01.15 Ryanair aiming to fly 2m passengers from East Midlands Airport
14.01.15 Heathrow Hub runway expansion plans on display
14.01.15 Cyprus Airways planes stored at St Athan
14.01.15 The Economist: Why fuel surcharges haven't gone away
14.01.15 Ryanair to trial wifi, inflight entertainment this year
14.01.15 Former TUI director joins rival Thomas Cook
14.01.15 BA plane struck by lightning on descent into Glasgow

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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