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Heathrow Airport's new runway (Graphic: Heathrow Airport)

UK Government Confirms Airport Expansion at Heathrow

For the first time in 60 years, Her Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom has finally made a decision on which airport will be expanded. Announced earlier today by Department for Transport Minister, Chris Grayling, stated that the government has chosen the option to add a third runway at Heathrow Airport. The decision by the government follows years of debate, political involvement, protests by green groups and squandering by those in charge. What was announced today? Department of Transport Minister Chris…

Low-Cost Regional Airline Flybe Looks to Expansion at Heathrow

Exeter-based Flybe, the largest independent regional airline in Europe, today announced its support for the long awaited expansion of London Heathrow Airport. [caption id="attachment_7909" align="alignright" width="300"] Flybe Routes from Heathrow (Photo: YourHeathrow)[/caption] The airline currently has hubs in Manchester and Birmingham, but doesn't serve Heathrow. However, today its CEO, Saad Hammed,  said "give Heathrow…

London Heathrow Makes Promises in a Bid to Secure Third…

Heathrow Airport announced today that it would ban night flights, curb noise, and pollution, should the UK Government give the west London airport the go-ahead to expand. The battle between London Gatwick and London Heathrow to win the right to expand their airports continues one year after the Davies Commission was…

The U.K.’s Busiest Airport in Limbo: What’s Next?

The United Kingdom’s largest airport, London Heathrow, has been running at almost full capacity since the ability for cheap air travel was created back in the 1960s. While many plans have been drawn up, scrapped and revised, few solutions have truly come together to create an efficient system for providing…