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A British Airways A319 landing at Heathrow Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

U.K. Drone Law to Change Following Airport Incidents

The U.K. government has announced new laws in order to protect airports from future disruption caused by drones. In an attempt to not allow the repeat of past events where airports have temporarily closed following the sightings of drones operating near runways, the government will also give the police more power in stops and searches in relation to drone activity. The legislation comes after the two busiest airports in the U.K, Heathrow and Gatwick, had separate incidents which resulted in their…

Four London Airports Show Surge in Passenger Traffic in 2018

As the largest aviation hub in the world, London’s four airports latest statistics show a surge in passenger volume last year. Growth at Heathrow Heathrow Airport, the largest airport in the country, handled 80 million passengers last year, becoming one of only seven airports to reach the figure. In addition,…

Heathrow Airport Departures Suspended Following Second London Drone Sighting

Departures were been temporarily halted at London Heathrow Airport following a drone sighting. The northern runway, 27R, which at the time was operating departures, closed for around one hour whilst the southern runway, 27L, continued to operate for arriving flights. The last departure from Runway 27R was a Lufthansa Airbus…

United Kingdom Releases 2018 Budget, Outlining Changes for Air Travel…

Earlier today, the United Kingdom's Chancellor, Philip Hammond, revealed the annual budget, set by Her Majesty's Treasury to outline the expenditure of the public sector. While many of the changes are expected to impact numerous industries, there were several changes in particular that will likely impact the number of passengers…

Never-Ending Lines at Heathrow: The Issue and Potential Solutions

With the United Kingdom planning for "Brexit" in March of 2019, several observers continue to reiterate the need to improve the country's points of entry. However, with ongoing issues at the country's largest airport, Heathrow, it remains to be seen how the airport can handle a larger in-flow of both…

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Celebrate Transatlantic Partnership with Pop-Up Pub…

Virgin Atlantic is promoting its extensive network in the U.S. with its partner, Delta Air Lines, by opening a pop-up pub in London for nine days during the month of August. The pop-up pub, named “The Joint Venture,” is named after the airlines’ transatlantic joint venture and will feature imported…

Opinion: How Heathrow’s Expansion Could Affect the Entire U.K.

Earlier this week, Members of Parliament in the U.K. voted in favor of expanding London Heathrow airport, which could bring an extra runway. Already Britain’s busiest airport with roughly 78 million passengers in 2017, a third runway is likely to encourage more airlines to go to the country’s capital from…

U.K. Parliament Votes ‘Yes’ to Heathrow Expansion, Further Legal Challenges…

The U.K. Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to back the expansion of Heathrow Airport and the building of a third runway. U.K. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling called the parliamentary vote on approval for a third runway at London’s Heathrow airport as 'the biggest transport decision in a generation.' The vote in…

Airbus and Heathrow Mark 10 Years of A380 Flights to…

It's Tuesday, March 18, 2008. In the U.S., President George W. Bush is less than eight months from the end of a turbulent presidency. In the UK, Prime Minister Gordon Brown is dealing with the fallout from predecessor Tony Blair's reign. Meanwhile, the world's economy was on the brink of collapse.…

‘Significant Flaws’ Cited in London Heathrow’s Planned Third Runway

An independent safety review into London-Heathrow's North-West Runway (NWR) scheme has raised a number of concerns about the proposal. The report, commissioned by Heathrow Hub and compiled by Ebeni U.K., an aviation and engineering safety consultant, was published on Monday. In a press-release, Heathrow Hub stated that they commissioned the review…