Latest London Stansted Airport Stories

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...

2008-10-05 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.

2008-09-25 12:00:29

By PETER WOODMAN Budget airline Ryanair announced substantial cutbacks in its number of flights from a leading holiday airport next winter. The Irish no-frills carrier said it would making a 14% reduction in the number of weekly flights for winter 2008/09 at Stansted.

2008-09-25 12:00:29

By LAURA NOONAN RYANAIR is axing 150 weekly Dublin flights this winter, ending the dramatic Dublin expansion kicked off by the airline three years ago. The move comes as the world's airlines batten down the hatches amid soaring fuel prices and weakening economic conditions.

2008-09-25 03:00:21

By Shiel, Vicki The government has failed to take on board expert recommendations in its research on the impact of Heathrow Airport's expansion, a key adviser has warned.

2008-09-24 18:00:27

ICELAND Express has become the first budget carrier to offer in- flight entertainment Passengers can watch movies, TV shows, listen to music and play computer games while in the air.

2008-09-24 03:00:20

By Anonymous Opponents of a second runway at Stansted Airport have welcomed a Competition Commission recommendation that BAA sell two of its three London airports.

2008-09-24 00:00:20

Business News In Brief AVIATION Ryanair plans to ground part of its fleet at Stansted this winter to offset the impact of rising fuel costs and falling demand.

2008-09-19 12:00:24

By JEZ DAVISON THE owner of Durham Tees Valley Airport is considering a joint bid for Gatwick Airport, which was put up for sale by BAA yesterday.

2008-09-18 15:00:25

By GORDON THOMSON GATWICK Airport was today put up for sale, leaving major question marks over the ownership of Glasgow Airport.

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  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.