Is this the end of the great holiday getaway?

Between the start of the Easter Holidays and Good Friday, 640 flights at Heathrow had been cancelled. Gatwick was in second place with 221, with Luton a distant third with 60 flights axed. There were 51 cancellations at Manchester.  Manchester,... Read more

Heathrow faces pressure to drop rise in landing fees

Heathrow is under pressure to drop plans for higher landing charges after the airport welcomed the most travellers since the start of the pandemic. Almost 4.2m passengers used Heathrow in March, the highest level for two years. Meanwhile, experts said... Read more

Five ways to avoid the travel chaos on your next holiday

Right on cue, as we gear up for our Easter getaways, a perfect storm of flight cancellations, airport queues and technical issues are stopping holidaymakers in their tracks. Over the weekend EasyJet cancelled more than 200 flights due to staff... Read more

How to dodge the travel chaos this summer

Right on cue, as we gear up for our Easter getaways, a perfect storm of flight cancellations, airport queues and technical issues are stopping holidaymakers in their tracks. Over the weekend EasyJet cancelled more than 200 flights due to staff... Read more

Ex-baggage handler revives bid to rival Heathrow’s third runway

Hotels tycoon Surinder Arora is rekindling his bid to build a rival terminal at Heathrow as ministers delay a final decision on the building of the airport’s third runway. Mr Arora, a former Heathrow airport baggage handler who is now... Read more

Heathrow plots revival of third runway to satisfy ‘pent-up demand’

A five-year charging schedule is due to be agreed with the CAA.  Failure to acquiesce to the airport’s demands risks the “Heathrow hassle” of long queues and delays, Mr Holland-Kaye said. “We have outlined an investment plan for the next... Read more

Heathrow chief quits civil service recruitment panel after backlash from airlines

When the job was first advertised, one industry insider said that airline heads had “certainly made their feelings known” to the Department for Transport. Nigel Wicking, chief executive of the Heathrow Airline Operating Committee, a body that represents the carriers... Read more

From ‘wind shear’ to ‘wingstrike’, pilots explain the dangers of landing during Storm Eunice

Patrick Smith, a US pilot and author of Cockpit Confidential explains that the correct landing technique is “a slightly skewed alignment, with one set of tyres hitting the ground before the other.” British Airways pilot Mark Vanhoenacker agrees (well, you’d... Read more

Airlines’ fury as Heathrow helps pick Britain’s senior aviation chief

The head of Heathrow Airport is to help choose Britain’s most senior aviation official in a move that has sparked anger from airline executives. Amid a bitter dispute over fees at Britain’s busiest airport, it can be disclosed that John... Read more

Heathrow chief warns aviation could take years to recover from pandemic as passengers stay away

Willie Walsh, the former chief executive of British Airways owner IAG who now runs airlines group Iata, said last month the decision raised significant concerns on the wider process the Civil Aviation Authority is conducting for deciding Heathrow’s charges in... Read more