Below are news items relating to specific airports
Coventry Airport’s application for a new passenger terminal rejected by Government
The decision follows a lengthy public inquiry, which saw major criticism from Birmingham International Airport (BIA) and a number of conservation groups in the region. The extra terminal would have catered for an additional two million passengers per year but BIA bosses had raised concerns over an airspace conflict with the Baginton airport.
New study on climate change caused by Gatwick flights
An important new study into the climate change damage caused by flights from Gatwick Airport has been undertaken by the Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign. Based on official government statistics, the study shows that UK citizens on return flights from Gatwick each year are responsible for emissions equivalent to more than the total CO2 emissions from all activities in all Surrey and West Sussex.
Norwich airport expansion bid
The city's airport could treble in size within the next 25 years, bringing with it 1,400 jobs and investment that would help put Norwich 'on the map'. That was the view of the East of England Development Agency (EEDA), who commissioned a study into the impact of potential expansion at Norwich International Airport.
Stansted expansion inquiry starts
The public inquiry into BAA's plans to expand Stansted's capacity started on 30th May. BAA wants to increase passenger numbers from 25 to 35 million a year, and to increase the number of air traffic movements permitted from the airport from 241,000 to 264,000 a year. Plans were rejected by Uttlesford District Council so a final decision will now be made at the inquiry.
Ancient forest threatened by airport expansion bid
Hatfield Forest has coexisted with humanity for generations without coming to much harm. But this week the forest, among the last remaining of its type in Europe, faces what its custodians at the National Trust say is the sternest test yet of its survival, the ever-increasing thirst for air travel. It lies too close to Stansted airport.
Climate change activists plan Heathrow camp
Climate change activists said that they expected more than 2,000 people from all over Britain to join west London residents in a mass direct action against plans to expand Heathrow airport. The activists announced that they would set up a "high impact" climate camp near the airport between August 14-21
BAA airports passenger numbers down – 0.9% in November and down – 1.3% in October
November traffic figures – BAA’s airports BAA’s airports served a total of 7.8 million passengers in November; a drop of 0.9% compared with the same month last year. The comparison with last year is complicated by weather related disruptions in both years and the UKBA strike on 30 November 2011… 12 December 2011 October […]
Leeds Bradford Airport’s new owner in £70m growth pledge
The new owner of Leeds Bradford Airport (LBIA) completed the £145.5m deal – and immediately announced £70m plans to more than double passenger numbers. The sale of the airport to private equity group Bridgepoint brought a windfall for the five West Yorkshire councils which owned it – and a commitment by the new owner to "take the airport up a league".
Flight turbulence over plans for Lydd airport expansion
Plans for Lydd airport in Kent to expand have put it at the centre of a clash between environmentalists and the aviation industry. The owners of Lydd's tiny airport, which currently handles only light aircraft and small private jets, want to cash in on the cheap-flights boom and have applied to extend its runway and build a new terminal. The RSPB is fighting back.
The London Assembly oppose plans for a sixth terminal.
Members of the London Assembly have added their voices to the growing chorus of protest at plans for further expansion at Heathrow Airport by passing a motion, supported by all the main parties, condemning the Government's plans for a sixth terminal and third runway at the airport.