The chaos that followed flooding on Christmas Eve at London Gatwick shows airports across the U.K. must improve their contingency planning and ensure they put passengers’ interests first, lawmakers said.
Norwegian Air Shuttle AS will fly to three U.S. cities from Gatwick airport starting next year, expanding the discount carrier’s long-haul reach and restoring links between London’s second-biggest airport and New York.
Tony Fernandes’s decision to ease growth plans at AirAsia Group is a rare display of caution following his expansion across the continent, as the region absorbs some of the largest aircraft orders of the past decade.
London Gatwick airport told a U.K. government commission into future flight capacity that it could add a second runway for as little as 5 billion pounds ($7.7 billion), eliminating the need for a single U.K. hub.
London Gatwick airport sought to put noise reduction at the center of a campaign to be chosen as the location for a new runway ahead of the U.K.’s Heathrow hub with a pledge to upgrade more than 1,000 homes with double glazing.
Heathrow Airport Ltd. snapped five years of annual losses in 2013 as Europe’s busiest aviation hub attracted bigger jets to boost passenger numbers and booked gains from the sale of its London Stansted terminal.
Flybe Group Plc, Europe’s largest regional airline, said cost cuts and an improving U.K. economy will allow it to reduce job losses by 10 percent as Chief Executive Officer Saad Hammad focuses on profitable routes.