Airport News

Below are news items relating to specific airports

 

BAA plans £2.45bn second runway for Stansted

BAA plans to build a second runway at Stansted airport in a £2.45bn project with the first phase to be ready by 2015. Present capacity would more than double to 68m passengers a year by 2030, the same number of passengers handled by London Heathrow last year. The latest scheme is expected to run into fierce opposition.

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Southampton Airport – more destinations, more flights

The airport master plan was unveiled in November 2006, for huge growth. Meanwhile, Flybe increases Southampton - Amsterdam flights (Sept 2006), to three times per day on weekdays and twice a day at weekends, starting in October. Also Southampton to Nice flights - (Sept 2006), and to Galway, due to begin in December. Flybe flies to more than 30 destinations across the UK and Europe from Southampton, including Malaga, Amsterdam, Faro, Chambery and Glasgow.

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Exeter airport sell-off nets county £60m

Devon County Council has sold Exeter International Airport for £60m. It was bought by Regional and City Airports Limited (RCA) - part of Balfour Beatty - in a deal described by the authority as good news for the airport and the local economy.

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Lydd Airport Planning Application Submitted

A planning application for a new passenger terminal and extended runway at a Lydd (London Ashford) Airport has been submitted. The plans seek to build capacity at the airport and offer flights further afield than presently. Overall, Lydd Airport is proposing to increase passenger numbers to 2 million per annum in 2011.

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Stansted expansion plan refused

Expansion plans for Stansted Airport which could boost passenger numbers have been rejected, amid objections including the effect on climate change

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Short-Haul Flights: Clogging up Heathrow’s Runways

The number of flights using Heathrow could be cut by around 100,000 a year if there were no flights to and from the destinations where there already is a good rail alternative. Research by HACAN ClearSkies shows that Paris, with 60 flights a day, is Heathrow’s top destination.

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118 killed in worst UK air disaster – 1972 BEA Trident crash at Staines shortly after take-off

In June 1972 a BEA Trident aircraft took off from Heathrow, and crashed two minutes later into a field close to Staines. All on board were killed, though nobody on the ground. The reason is thought to be a stall, to which the Trident was prone unless the flaps were operated correctly. There were suggestions of poor relations between flight crew, and that the crash was influence by recent strike action. Recommendations from the inquiry led to the mandatory installation of cockpit voice recorders in British-registered airliners. Another recommendation was for greater caution before allowing off-duty crew members to occupy flight deck seats.

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IATA international passenger figures

IATA international passenger data

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CAA air passenger statistics for March 2009

CAA air passenger statistics for March 2009

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CAA terminal and transit passenger data for January 2009

CAA terminal and transit passenger data for January 2009

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