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British Airways pulls flight services to Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) – After almost four decades of flight services to Tanzania, British Airways (BA) pulled its flight services between London Heathrow and Tanzania’s capital city of Dar es Salaam over

Sudan Airways loss of Heathrow slots prompts uproar in Khartoum

(eTN) - Sudanese regime leader Bashir was quoted in local media reports in Khartoum, demanding the slots previously held by Sudan Airways at London’s Heathrow airport to be either returned to the ai

Heathrow profit soars

LONDON, England - Heathrow Ltd, the British airport operator formerly known as BAA, posted a strong rise in full year profit, largely driven by an increase in the fees it charges airlines.

Airport news: Strikes at British airports avoided

The British Airports Authority (BAA) and the Unite union came to agree on a better pay offer last night, dodging what could have been a disastrous strike at six UK airports including Heathrow.

London’s Heathrow, Amsterdam’s Schiphol airports shut down due to volcanic ash

LONDON – Two of Europe's busiest airports closed early Monday morning as a dense cloud of volcanic ash drifted from Iceland, aviation authorities said.

UK’s airport hotels see bright side of freeze

The recent freeze across the United Kingdom brought with it contrasting fortunes for hotel operators, STR Global has said.

Hello, Air France, are you listening?

I fully accept that 45 minutes is tight and tight connections are risky and a travel agent would strongly advise against booking this and but that's not the real point.

Why Air France deserves its loss

It’s often small things that reveal the most about someone’s character and in business character is crucial.

Tourism authorities need to get with the times

As global tourism numbers dwindle, one organization is putting tourism authorities in front of airlines in a bid to change the way the industry works.

British government moves ahead with third runway for Heathrow

The British government announced today that that a third runway will be built at Heathrow. Depending on the lens you are looking through, this is either bad news or good news.

British Airports Authority shaken by market investigation

The United Kingdom’s the Competition Commission (CC) yesterday announced that it is ready to consider responses to its provisional decision forcing the British Airports Authority (BAA) to sell both

BMI takeover could lead to a full-scale German raid

In a hotel conference room in Tokyo, the heads of some of the world’s biggest airlines - Lufthansa, United, All Nippon and SAS - were discussing their biggest headache.

Heathrow runway defended by air travel organizations

Proposals to replace a new runway at Heathrow with high speed rail were opposed by organizations in the air travel industry.

Continental Airlines to launch third daily New York – Heathrow flight

HOUSTON (September 9, 2008) – Continental Airlines announced today that it will launch a third daily non-stop flight between its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, and London’s He

Sofitel London Heathrow set to delight travelers at terminal 5

LONDON - One of the largest, luxury airport hotels, meetings and events venues opened today at Terminal 5 (T5), the UK's most central transport hub.

Star Alliance lounge opens in London Heathrow Terminal 1

FRANKFURT, Germany – Star Alliance customers flying from London Heathrow Terminal 1 can now make use of the alliance’s largest lounge.

Virgin Atlantic’s Heathrow lounge wins award

Airline Virgin Atlantic’s lounge at Heathrow airport has been named as Best Clubhouse in the international awards voted for by Virgin customers.The V-Flyer.com awards are voted for by customers of Virgin Group travel companies, including Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Holidays, Virgin Blue, Virgin Nigeria, and the new US domestic airline, Virgin America.

Easyjet to challenge increase in airline charges at Heathrow and Gatwick

UK based economy carrier Easyjet has announced that it is to seek a judicial review of price increases at Heathrow and Gatwick airports.According to The Times, the airline has retained London law firm Lane & Partners as its adviser and told both the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and airport operator BAA nine days ago that it intended to seek a judicial review.

Airline ready for A380 landing at Heathrow

The first Airbus A380 to arrive at Heathrow will land at the airport tomorrow, 18 March, at around 15.15 and BA has won the maintenance contract for the Singapore Airlines plane at Heathrow.

The great Heathrow con

The British public have been led to believe the third runway is essential.That's untrue.

Jet eyes stake in UK airline

Mumbai - What does an airline do if it becomes near impossible to get huge slots in a major international hub? If the recent moves made by Jet Airways is anything to go by, then capturing stakes in airlines that have huge slots in major hubs seems to be the ready answer.

Airline boss stakes hard line on the new runway

A British Airways chief has warned the company could pull out of Britain altogether if plans for a third runway at Heathrow are blocked.BA's chief executive Willie Walsh was taking a hard line at a press conference on Monday.

2007: Global airports in review

SYDNEY - 2007 was a year of contrasts for the world’s airport sector – a period in which Airport Business Daily celebrated its 1,000th edition.Passenger traffic growth has been generally buoyant, with the freight sector staging a modest comeback in latter part of the year.