Latest London Stansted Airport Stories

2008-08-30 18:00:28

BAGGAGE handlers and check-in staff at Manchester airport have called off strike action after accepting an improved pay offer. Staff working for Swissport at Manchester, Gatwick and Stansted airports had voted for strike action over their claim, but they suspended action after reopening talks with bosses and have now agreed to accept a 4% backdated pay rise. (c) 2008 Liverpool Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-30 09:00:46

- Bring us up to speed Spain's Ferrovial, which owns BAA, has been told to sell three British airports after a tough ruling by the Competition Commission. The firm, which bought BAA for pounds 10bn two years ago, will have to sell two of its three London airports and one in Scotland. The commission will look at which ones should go, including Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, early next year. - The reaction? Surprise at the extent of the ruling was followed by an examination of the...

2008-08-28 18:00:37

PASSENGERS who endure nightmare journeys through UK airports will be able to tell aviation regulators exactly what they think. The Civil Aviation Authority announced it was conducting surveys at four of the busiest airports - Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester. Passengers will be asked for their experience throughout their journey, from buying an air ticket, to travelling through the airport, to their inflight experience. (c) 2008 Daily Post; Liverpool. Provided by ProQuest...

2008-08-28 03:00:42

By Anonymous A third runway at Heathrow is the "preferred candidate" for airport expansion despite its environmental impact, a report has concluded. The York Aviation report for the City of London Corporation maintains that aviation must meet the needs of business travel if London is to remain competitive. It concedes that Heathrow expansion would have the most significant environmental cost compared with the growth of airports such as Stansted. However, it maintains that growth at...

2008-08-27 03:00:42

By Donnelly, Alison Ryanair has closed its sales and marketing department at Stansted Airport, leaving the future of its staff unclear. The low-cost airline claims 10 of its 16-strong sales and marketing department are due to move to Dublin imminently. According to insiders, it is not known whether the staff members who relocate will decide to stay with the Irishowned airline after their arrival in Dublin. Those remaining in England have now either resigned from their posts or arranged...

2008-08-26 18:00:35

STRIKING airport bag handlers yesterday said employers had breached safety procedures by bringing in caterers to operate luggage scanners. About 30 members of the GMB union stopped operating luggage scanners at Stansted Airport for a 24 hours yesterday after a pay dispute with employer Airfield Services. The union said bosses had responded by using catering staff to plug the gap. Leaders said they would complain to airport owner BAA and Government transport ministers. Staff began the...

2008-08-24 18:00:13

PERCY the peacock has vanished from Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted, Essex. Whoever finds him will get free tickets. (c) 2008 Sunday Mirror; London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-24 00:00:26

By Margareta Pagano BUSINESS EDITOR The Competition Commission's report is ill timed and ill conceived, blaming the airports authority for a situation beyond its control Sir Nigel Rudd was seething on the grouse moors when I spoke to him on Friday after one of his most infuriating weeks since taking over as BAA chairman a year ago. A fine shot, Sir Nigel says he wasn't thinking about Christopher Clarke, who chairs the Competition Commission inquiry which so annoyed him, when he took aim...

2008-08-23 18:00:24

The union at the centre of a strike set to disrupt flights at Stansted Airport on Bank Holiday Monday has accused management of refusing to hold talks to settle the dispute. More than 30 members of the GMB union, who operate luggage- scanning equipment at Stansted, are due to walk out for 24 hours in a row over pay. GMB leaders said the company involved, Airfield Services, was refusing to hold talks at the conciliation service Acas. There have been no talks between the two sides...

2008-08-22 18:00:32

Planned strikes by airport workers that would have caused bank holiday misery were called off yesterday. The dispute involved airport services business Swissport, and cabin staff and baggage handlers who are members of the Unite and GMB unions. It would have affected Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester airports. After hours of talks at conciliation service Acas, both unions said they had suspended the planned strikes. But flights at Stansted could be affected as a separate GMB dispute...

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