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2009-03-24 10:44:00

- Award Presented by BAA Limited on March 20in London - LONDON, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- BAA Ltd., the parent company of BAA Boston, today recognized the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) for its instrumental role in facilitating responsible infrastructure development and economic growth related to Terminal B/American Airlines at Boston Logan International Airport, the site of the AIRMALL(R) developed and operated by BAA Boston. (Photo:...

2009-03-19 13:01:21

The Competition Commission in Britain has ordered BAA to sell three of its airports, including Gatwick and Stansted, within two years. The commission even chose a pecking order, demanding the airport operator, which runs seven airports, sell Gatwick first, then Stansted, followed by either Edinburgh or Glasgow, The Daily Mail reported Thursday. The decision comes after a two-year investigation into BAA's operation and its impact on competition. We are confident that the sale of these airports...

2009-03-04 12:28:00

- National Brands to Mix with Local Concepts for Robust Retail Development - CLEVELAND, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- BAA Cleveland, the developer of the new AIRMALL(R) at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), has forged lease agreements with seven new concepts that will contribute to a dramatic transformation of concessions at the airport over the next few years. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090304/NE78862LOGO ) Retailers that have committed to opening new units at the...

2009-02-24 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it has received a contract from BAA to provide multidisciplinary engineering and design services for an expansion and enhancement program at Gatwick Airport's South Terminal. The contract is part of a larger development program at Gatwick. Officials did not disclose the contract value. The South Terminal program includes a new entrance forecourt, pier refurbishment, new...

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2008-12-18 11:44:02

Secret plans sent out by Spanish-owned BAA call for a new runway at Gatwick Airport in Britain, in spite of the government's intentions. BAA, under pressure from the Competition Commission to sell Gatwick, sent bidders for the airport a confidential memorandum entitled Gatwick builds a second runway, The Times of London reported Thursday. The government has said it prefers a new runway at Stansted Airport, followed by one at Heathrow, the Times said. But, the commission said the government...

2008-11-14 09:00:21

EasyJet and Virgin Atlantic plan to form a consortium for a GBP2.5 billion bid for Gatwick airport. Though the companies will not contribute monetarily to the bid they are expected to guarantee long-term revenue. The two airlines are said to be in talks with financial investors to form the consortium. Many companies including the Manchester Airport Group, Hochtief of Germany and Australia's Macquarie company are also interested in bidding for Gatwick and have started to form consortiums....

2008-11-03 06:00:14

UK-based airline easyJet has announced that it will launch a new daily service to Copenhagen, Denmark from its base at London Gatwick Airport, effective January 15, 2009. The new service is an addition to easyJet's existing route to Copenhagen from London Stansted which operates three times a day. In addition to the new service between London Gatwick and Copenhagen, easyJet will also offer a new service from London Gatwick to Helsinki, Finland, from November 3, 2008.

2008-11-03 03:00:09

US Airways has announced that it will launch daily seasonal non-stop service between Paris's Charles De Gaulle International Airport and its hub at Charlotte, North Carolina in the US. The airline currently serves London's Gatwick Airport and Frankfurt International Airport from its Charlotte hub and also codeshares with Lufthansa on the Munich service from Charlotte. This non-stop service will be operated with Boeing 767 aircraft. Doug Parker, chairman and CEO of US Airways, said: "We...

2008-10-29 12:00:19

Anoto Group, the inventor of Anoto Digital Pen and Paper technology, announces British Airways' innovative use of Anoto's Digital Pen and Paper technology that is helping British Airways to keep to its flight schedule at London's Heathrow airport. Anoto's digital pens enable aircraft dispatchers to communicate mission critical information securely from airside directly to the control center, ultimately allowing the plane to take off on time. Lynda Findlay, senior co-ordinator, planning and...

2008-10-27 12:00:19

British Airways has launched a new daily service between New York's John F Kennedy International Airport in the US and the London Gatwick Airport, UK. The airline operates a Boeing 777 aircraft in each direction in a four-class seat configuration. British Airways will now fly 62 times each week from John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to London as the Gatwick flights will operate in additional to 55 flights to Heathrow. Simon Smith, executive vice president of Americas at British...


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