Manchester Airport will add Hong Kong flights operated by Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. to its network and is targeting services to Beijing as U.K. terminals vie for connections to fast-expanding Asian markets.
Qatar Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said he’s pursuing acquisitions after reviving an investment strategy that saw the company offered stakes in carriers including Italy’s Alitalia SpA.
London Heathrow airport’s new 2.5 billion-pound ($4.2 billion) Terminal 2 will limit passenger numbers to 2,500 or 10 percent of capacity when operations start on June 4 to avoid the havoc of the hub’s last major opening.
British Airways said an Airbus Group NV jet is undergoing engineering checks after suffering an engine surge that caused the pilot to abort a flight to France and return to the carrier’s London Heathrow base.
London City Airport Ltd., where a short runway has prevented operations with long-haul planes, said it’s in talks about flights to the Middle East, Turkey and Russia as new jets bring more distant destinations within reach.
London’s Heathrow Airport said a move by regulators to cut user charges at Europe’s busiest hub will hurt its spending plans, while Ryanair Holdings Plc slammed a decision to scrap price regulation at London Stansted.