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2008-06-30 18:02:41

By Andrew Picken Shuttle service not as lucrative as big long-haul traffic THE number of British Airways flights between Edinburgh and London's Heathrow airport could be cut, the Evening News has learned. The shuttle service is said to be under threat because of pressure on landing slots from the more lucrative longer-haul flights at the congested Heathrow. With the slots now trading between airlines for millions of pounds, sources in the aviation industry have told the Evening News...

2008-06-26 09:02:48

By Danny Fortson Business Correspondent British Airways and BAA put their often prickly relations to one side yesterday to launch a scathing attack on David Cameron and business leaders who have called for the scrapping of plans to build a third runway at Heathrow. In separate statements, the companies dismissed as "thoroughly dangerous" and "insulting" recent comments from the Tory leader suggesting that Heathrow would do better to invest in the airport's infrastructure so that it runs...

2008-06-26 06:02:48

By Bokaie, Jemima Heathrow's Terminal 5 has experts divided on what the role of a global airport should be, writes Jemima Bokaie Next week, British Airways will open the doors to its much-anticipated Heathrow Terminal 5 (T5). The building, which took 18 years and Pounds 4.3bn to build, is home to 112 shops and restaurants, including Harrods, Tiffany & Co and Gordon Ramsay's exclusive Plane Food restaurant, and is revolutionary in terms of its design and the retail experience it offers....

2008-06-26 00:02:30

Five Greenpeace campaigners, including one from West Yorkshire, yesterday admitted to climbing on top of an aircraft at Heathrow Airport as part of a climate change protest. The five volunteers for the environmental group pleaded guilty before Uxbridge magistrates to being in a restricted zone, boarding an aircraft and demonstrating in an airport. Sarah Shoraka, Paul Della-Rocca, Frank Hewetson and Jens Loewe were given an 18-month conditional discharge, and they and a fifth protester,...

2008-06-17 18:00:28

By Ben Glaze LONG-HAUL air passengers should catch planes in South Wales rather than travel by road to Heathrow and Gatwick, a leading airline chief urged yesterday. Christine Ourmieres, UK general manager for Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, was speaking at Cardiff International Airport on a visit to discuss business development from the region. She hopes that instead of driving down the M4 to London airports, passengers from South and West Wales will travel to Rhoose and fly...

2008-06-15 00:00:15

Air passengers are facing delays as preparations get under way for George Bush's visit to the UK this weekend. The American President and his entourage will touch down at Heathrow Airport in west London tomorrow as part of his "farewell tour" of Europe. He will spend the day having tea with the Queen and meeting Prime Minister Gordon Brown. But passengers are being warned of possible disruption ahead of the real thing because airport staff were carrying out practice runs yesterday....

2008-06-14 12:00:16

British officials indicate they may apply for a waiver from European Union pollution rules in order to proceed quickly with an expansion of Heathrow Airport. The government plans to allow the expansion to start in 2010 despite an earlier promise to stick to an EU requirement limiting the amount of nitrogen dioxide that can be emitted around the airport, The Times of London reported Saturday. The plan to expand Heathrow would result in an additional 25 million car trips to and from...

2008-06-13 18:00:23

By Evening Standard, London Jun. 12--Heathrow Airport is grinding to a halt, with latest official statistics revealing that nearly every second flight is running late. The Civil Aviation Authority today said 44 percent of planes taking off or arriving at Heathrow in the first three months of 2008 were late. The 56 percent punctuality rate is believed to be the worst in the airport's history, and is nine percentage points worse than the 65 percent on-time performance in the first...

2007-02-09 18:00:22

By ANNIE DEAKIN How do the most taste-obsessed, demanding people wind down after their fashion-week frenzy? ANNIE DEAKIN asks Armani where he does his seaside people-watching, Rifat Ozbek where he shops for souvenirs and Dolce and Gabbana where they dance on the sand KARL LAGERFELD BIARRITZ Once a quiet fishing village and later a fashion mecca in the Thirties, Biarritz is back in favour. The town now combines hippie chic and high-end glamour with Ferragamo and Paul Smith stores...

2005-08-11 16:16:56

LONDON (Reuters) - British Airways said on Thursday it had canceled all flights to and from London's Heathrow Airport until at least 1700 GMT on Friday after a series of wildcat strikes. "Due to the uncertainty of the industrial situation at Heathrow and aircraft and flying crew being out of position, the airline has taken the decision to cancel all Heathrow flights until tomorrow evening," BA said in a statement. The airline canceled all its flights from Heathrow on Thursday at the...


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