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2008-09-30 00:00:24

LEADING ARTICLE The idea of replacing Heathrow should not be dismissed out of hand Those who have been following the evolution of Conservative Party policy under David Cameron might have sensed the way the wind was blowing, but yesterday's announcement still came as a surprise. Addressing the party conference in Birmingham , the shadow Transport Secretary, Theresa Villiers, pledged that a Conservative government would tear up plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport and use the money...

2008-09-27 00:00:27

By Simon Calder Six months ago this morning, tens of thousands of passengers discovered what they had been assured would be "far and away the best airport experience in the whole of Europe" was, in fact, possibly the most expensive shambles in the world. The man who made that promise was Tony Douglas of BAA - or "formerly of BAA", as he and several senior colleagues should now be described - the man who built Heathrow Terminal 5. His customer, Willie Walsh of British Airways, was equally...

2008-08-20 18:00:37

Competition chiefs are expected to pave the way for a major shake- up of the ownership of some of the UK's biggest airports. In a preliminary report published today, the Competition Commission (CC) is likely to recommend a break-up of airport operator BAA's "monopoly" of south east England airports which comprise Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. The commission will also give its views on BAA's ownership of its four other UK airports - Southampton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. In...

2008-08-17 18:00:32

By Tom Henry Stopovers should be an opportunity to relax. Tom Henry selects repose near the runway RAINFOREST LOUNGE Changi More pay-as-you-go rejuvenation-centre than hotel, this is an ideal pit-stop for weary travellers in South-east Asia's favourite hub, Singapore. It is decorated to look and feel like a tropical oasis of sorts. "Slumberette" quarters can be booked by the hour for up to three hours or for a solid eight hours. Spa, fitness and beauty services can be purchased...

2008-07-29 00:00:31

Building a third runway at Heathrow Airport is the "obvious" solution to airport congestion, says a report published today. A detailed study rejects building more airport capacity elsewhere around London and says the idea of a new airport in the Thames Gateway is not thought credible. Commissioned by the City of London Authority, the authors say Heathrow is "deeply unpopular" with business leaders because of delays, traffic around the airport and security issues. However, as revealed...

2008-07-28 18:00:29

BUILDING a third runway at Heathrow Airport is the "obvious" solution to airport congestion, a report concludes today. The detailed study rejects building more airport capacity elsewhere around London and says the idea of a new airport in the Thames Gateway is not thought credible. Commissioned by the City of London Authority, the authors say Heathrow is currently "deeply unpopular" with business leaders because of delays, traffic around the airport and security issues. They say...

2008-07-20 06:00:28

By Pam Kent And in London, Pam Kent reports that things are looking up at Heathrow's Terminal 5: "Back in March, I heralded the forthcoming opening of London Heathrow Airport's new Terminal 5, a majestic building, designed by Richard Rogers. The British Airways terminal promised so much. But everyone's high hopes were dashed. Baggage was disappearing more than ever; delays were off the scale, with passengers forced to sleep overnight on the floors. "So what went wrong? Colin Matthews,...

2008-07-13 09:00:26

By Mark Leftly A month into his high profile new job, a 57-year-old Yorkshireman is preparing to take on an old Etonian of 44 who is new to his own role. Ed Anderson is the chairman of the Airport Operators Association. He has landed the job just as London Mayor Boris Johnson is denouncing plans for a third runway at Heathrow. "It seems to me that if London is going to be a world-class city then it needs a world-class hub airport," says Mr Anderson. "Look at the airports Heathrow is...

2008-07-10 15:00:39

Baggage handlers said more than 900 bags turn up missing each day at a Heathrow Airport's new airline terminal in London. Heathrow's Terminal 5, which opened in March with a nightmare of flight and luggage handling problems, loses an average 932 bags a day, union leaders told House of Commons Select Committee members Wednesday, The Daily Telegraph reported. More than 28,000 pieces of luggage disappeared in the first few weeks of the terminal's opening and more than 250 flights were...

2008-07-04 03:00:17

By Shiel, Vicki Everything possible has been done to mitigate the environmental and social impacts arising from the expansion of Stansted Airport, BAA planning chief Roger Pellman tells Vicki Shiel The stack of planning application documents stands almost 3m high and comprises 70 folders. Roger Pellman has had his work cut out as head of environmental planning on BAA's controversial Generation 2 project at Stansted Airport. Even its most dedicated opponents might sympathise with the sheer...


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  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
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