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2008-10-24 18:00:37

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Daily wide-body British Airways flights between JFK International Airport and London Gatwick Airport will begin on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008. British Airways will operate a daily B777 in each direction in a four-class seat configuration: 14 First class; 48 Club World (business class); 40 World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and 124 World Traveller (economy). Flights to London Gatwick will depart JFK's Terminal 7 each evening at 6 p.m. and arrive...

2008-10-19 18:00:09

Airport staff at Britain's second busiest airport say they failed a security test because they rush to keep queues of passengers to a minimum. The staff at Gatwick failed to identify fake explosives carried by undercover inspectors from Brussels, The Sunday Times of London reported. "Staff are under massive pressure to get people through queues and can easily miss things," an airport source told the Times. Government rules introduced in March require BAA, Gatwick's owner, to be fined up...

2008-10-14 06:00:28

By Scott Reid The new five-year deal covers alterations, refurbishments and building work at BAA airports including Edinburgh BUILDING and maintenance services group Rok is set to work on a series of projects for airport operator BAA that could be worth GBP 130 million in total. Rok said the five-year framework agreement with BAA would cover improvement projects valued at between GBP 2m and GBP 20m. It comes on the back of a long-term agreement Rok already has in place with BAA for...

2008-10-12 00:00:25

Airline failures, the credit crunch and a dismal airport experience have caused a sharp fall in the number of fliers from the UK. Martin Hickman reports Air travel is declining for the first time in almost 20 years, The Independent on Sunday discloses today. Airline failures, harder economic times and a dismal airport experience have caused a sharp downturn in the number of travellers boarding planes at British airports. IoS figures show that traffic at 18 leading UK airports fell by 4.5...

2008-10-11 00:00:26

By Simon Calder Choosing street names is not the most challenging task on the municipal agenda in Spanish towns and cities. Saints, military heroes and nobility provide plenty of scope, as demonstrated by a sequence of plazas in the middle of Madrid named for San Miguel, Comandante Moreras and Isabel II. Yet in the resort of Maspalomas on the island of Gran Canaria, street names comprise craven corporate flattery, aimed squarely at the travel industry. I discovered this when I checked in...

2008-10-07 18:00:24

ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- British Airways announced today it will move its Atlanta originating flights to London Heathrow Airport from London Gatwick Airport starting Sunday, March 29, 2009. The move to Heathrow, made possible through the Open Skies agreement signed last March between the USA and European Union, will provide Atlanta passengers the experience of arriving, departing or connecting through Heathrow's Terminal 5, the newest and most technologically advanced...

2008-10-06 21:00:22

The carrier's load factor of 86.9 per cent was almost two percentage points higher than the same month a year earlier and better than the 84.1% seen for the last year.Passenger numbers rose 22.1 per cent on a year ago as Luton-based easyJet benefited from its acquisition of GB Airways from British Airways, as well as promotions and sales.EasyJet carried out heavy promotional activity in June and July with up to 20 per cent off two million seats - a strategy aimed at boosting traffic in the...

2008-10-06 12:00:27

By SUE SCOTT BUDGET carrier Ryanair said yesterday its flights from Teesside would not be affected by a decision to ground twice as many planes as usual over the winter period in an effort to cut costs. "There has been a lot of speculation recently about airlines cutting routes or frequency from Durham Tees Valley Airport. We are not," said Ashley Casey, Dublin-based sales and marketing executive for Ryanair, which earlier this year said it would be cheaper to keep 20 planes on the ground...

2008-10-06 09:00:00

LOW-COST airline easyJet today said its planes were fuller in September after it flew 4.2 million passengers during the month. The carrier's load factor of 86.9% was almost two percentage points higher than the same month a year earlier and better than the 84.1% seen for the last year. Passenger numbers rose 22.1% on a year ago as Luton-based easyJet benefited from its acquisition of GB Airways from British Airways, as well as promotions and sales. EasyJet carried out heavy promotional...

2008-10-05 03:00:17

By Anonymous Heathrow Airport's flagship terminal, hailed as the gateway to the 2012 London Olympics, will not be ready for the event, it has emerged. Airport operator BAA admitted that at best only part of Heathrow East - which will replace Terminals and 2 - will be open in time for the games. Last month, the Competition Commission called for BAA to end its monopoly over London's airports, advocating the sale of Stansted and Gatwick. A BAA spokeswoman said: "The delay in the transfer...


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