Posts Tagged ‘stansted airport’

Airport News: Delays, Drunks & Broken Promises

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 by Kate Goldstone

It’s time for another airport news round-up… here’s some key airport news for the first week in September 2015. Stansted airport and Luton airport score low A report on the CityAM website reveals how Heathrow is the capital’s ‘best’ airport and Stansted and Luton the ‘worst’. So says an analysis of 17,000 user reviews. Many […]

Heroic UK Airfields of WW2

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 by Kate Goldstone

Take a look at the history and origins of British airports, major and minor, and it’s remarkable how many of them started life before or during World War Two. The First World War, of course, was the first war in which aeroplanes played a fledgling fighting part, but the second war with all its technological advances really […]

How to get to London Airports: The Big Four

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 by Kate Goldstone

Even though there are numerous regional airports to choose from these days, you might still find yourself heading for one of the major London airports to kick off your holiday or business trip. Getting to and from London’s Big Four Airports You’re flying from one of London’s big four airports. Is it best to leave your car at home and find alternative […]

Heathrow Airport Meet & Greet – Prices Up By £2.3m A Year

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 by Tim

Passengers heading to Heathrow using Meet & Greet parking are being charged an estimated £2.3m extra a year because the airport has imposed a surcharge of £5.60 on each car using an off-site airport service. The charge, which adds around 12% to the typical parking costs for three days, is a flat-fee added to cover […]

Stansted Airport Car Park Fire – Will It Affect You?

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 by Casey

Unhappy news was reported from Stansted Airport over the bank holiday weekend, as 24 vehicles were damaged or virtually destroyed by a fire that broke out in the Long Stay Car Park. Fire crews were dispatched in the early hours of Sunday and found several cars alight.  The police, however, have said they are not […]

Interested in buying Gatwick Airport? The deadline’s today!

Monday, April 27th, 2009 by Casey

Today is the final day for companies interested in purchasing Gatwick Airport to throw their hats in the ring. BAA is expected to receive three serious offers, which are rumoured to be for less than the £2 billion estimates suggested last year.  The interested parties are understood to be groups including General Electric, Manchester Airport […]

BAA Told To Sell Airports

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 by Casey

In a provisional decision announced today, the Competition Commission has advised BAA to sell Gatwick, Stansted and Edinburgh Airports. BAA, who put Gatwick up for sale after the Commission’s initial report in August, have stated they believe there is no compelling evidence that Stansted should be sold.  They’ve also added that there was no justification […]

Bank Holiday Blues No More! Baggage Strike Cancelled

Thursday, August 21st, 2008 by Amie

Thinking of travelling over the Bank holiday? We have been informed that there could be severe disruption if you are flying from Gatwick or Stansted Airport. Unions have said that baggage handlers and check-in staff at Gatwick and Stansted Airport are going on strike on Bank Holiday Monday 25th 2008 for 24 hours in a […]