Latest Heathrow Stories

2008-09-30 00:00:24

Tories in brief AIRPORTS Campaigners and environmentalists hailed Conservative plans to scrap the proposed third runway at Heathrow, as the party pledged to replace it with a network of high-speed railways linking London with Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. Theresa Villiers, the shadow Transport Secretary, said the development could add billions of pounds to the national income. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-27 03:00:25

By Barrow, Keith Arup director Mark Bostock talks to Keith Barrow about how improved rail links to London's Heathrow Airport could boost rail's market share and provide a catalyst for the construction of high- speed lines in Britain. LONDON HEATHROW is one of the world's busiest airports, with around 67.3 million passengers passing through its five terminals every year. Heathrow has had a metro and an express rail link to central London for many years, but rail journeys to other parts of...

2008-09-22 00:00:22

Home News IN BRIEF *The London Mayor, Boris Johnson, is considering plans to build an airport in the Thames estuary as an alternative to further expansion of Heathrow. Officials at City Hall are preparing to examine the possibility of creating a 24-hour airport on an artificial island off the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. The proposals are likely to concern environmental groups keen to protect wildlife in marshland off Kent and raise questions about the wisdom of locating an airport within...

2008-09-21 12:00:20

London's mayor says congested Heathrow airport should be replaced with an airport on an island in the Thames with passengers ferried in on high-speed trains. Mayor Boris Johnson proposes closing Heathrow as an airport and transforming it into Great Britain's version of U.S.-based Silicon Valley, said Kit Malthouse, an aide to Johnson. The new airport would be built on an artificial island in Kent and would transport passengers to and from London on trains with bags checked at the station...

2008-09-10 09:00:30

By Michael Savage; Nigel Morris THE GOVERNMENT is in discussions with security companies and Britain's airports to lift the ban on liquids being carried in hand luggage as early as next year, The Independent has learnt. Technology already deployed at Heathrow's new Terminal 5 can automatically detect the presence of liquids in carry-on bags. Now, government scientists are running tests to see if the scanners can be adapted to pick out those that are harmful. "The technology is there,...

2008-09-09 09:00:31

HOUSTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines today announced that it will launch a third daily non-stop flight between its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, and London's Heathrow Airport, effective Oct. 25, 2008 (eastbound), subject to government approval and slot approval. On the same date, it will discontinue flights to London/Gatwick Airport from both New York and Houston. Continental will continue to operate two daily flights from Houston to...

2008-09-08 12:00:27

Three of eight men on trial for conspiring to launch terrorist attacks at Heathrow Airport and elsewhere in London have been found guilty. Abdulla Ahmed Ali was found guilty Monday of conspiring to kill hundreds of people, as were two other men, The Times of London reported. It added that one of the defendants was found innocent and that the Woolwich Crown Court jury was unable to reach verdicts on the four other men. Prosecutors said Ali, 27, was the leader of an east London terrorist...

2008-09-02 12:00:21

A major overhaul of London's Heathrow Airport Terminals 1 and 2 will not be finished in time for the 2012 Olympics, said terminal operator BAA Ltd. BAA, formerly the British Airports Authority, said it hoped the two terminals, to be rebuilt as "Terminal East," will be partly complete by 2012, The Daily Telegraph reported. Construction delays are part of the fallout of the chaotic opening of Terminal 5 earlier this year. BAA said it was pushing ahead with plans to add a second building to...

2008-08-21 06:00:44

By ALASTAIR DALTON TRANSPORT CORRESPONDENT PASSENGERS could benefit after the biggest shake-up in decades was signalled for Scotland's airports. The operator BAA should have to sell off either Edinburgh or Glasgow airport and face new controls at Aberdeen, a Competition Commission investigation has concluded. Airlines and travel agents welcomed the prospect of increased airport competition, which they said could lead to lower fares and improved facilities. But several business...

2008-08-07 18:01:12

FLIGHTS affected by closure of the runway at Newcastle Airport on Tuesday: Cancelled arrivals: 7.25pm from London Heathrow, 8.45pm from Paris, 11.30pm from Murcia. Cancelled departures: 4.50pm to Paris, 5.25pm to Dusseldorf, 5.30pm to Southampton, 5.50pm to London Heathrow, 7.45pm to London Stansted, 7.55pm to Bristol, 8.10pm to Heathrow. Diverted flights: 4.50pm from Dusseldorf (to Manchester Airport); 5.10pm from Aberdeen, 5.25pm from Tenerife, 5.35pm from Murcia, 5.45pm from...

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