Airline Focus

Icelandair Begins Gatwick Route

October 18, 2012 0

Iceland’s flagship carrier Icelandair commenced its twice-weekly service between London’s Gatwick and Reykjavik’s Keflavik Airports today (October 18). The service, which was first announced in March, will increase in spring 2013 to a frequency of […]

Airline Focus

Gatwick Sees Passenger Numbers Increase

October 11, 2012 0

London’s Gatwick Airport, UK, saw a year-on-year growth rate of 2.4% in September 2012, with more than 80,200 passengers using its facilities. Traffic on scheduled services to Europe continued to increase compared to the previous […]


Gatwick: Towards 2020

October 5, 2012 0

After decades of being London’s ‘bridesmaid’ Gatwick is enjoying something of a revival, though the current lack of political support for airport development is affecting all UK airports. Tom Allett reports. Despite being the UK’s […]


The Heathrow Shuffle

October 5, 2012 0

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were barely over before the starting gun was fired on a fresh challenge that sent the UK’s airports policy sprinting up the political agenda.  What may have been […]

Air Traffic Control

UK Flights’ Punctuality Falls in Q2

September 25, 2012 0

Data released by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) shows that between April and June 2012, the overall on-time performance (defined as the proportion of flights arriving or departing early or up to 15 minutes late) […]


Largest European Walk-Through WDF Store Opens

September 17, 2012 0

The World Duty Free (WDF) Group’s largest walk-through store in Europe was opened on September 14 in Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal, UK.  More than £4 million (US$6.5m) has transformed the unit to deliver an “exceptional” […]


Will Government Reshuffle Provide Heathrow Boost?

September 4, 2012 0

As the British Government returns to Parliament after the summer break, Prime Minister David Cameron has begun the coalition’s first major reshuffle since it was formed after the UK’s general election in 2010. Although there […]


First UK Airport Restaurants

June 18, 2012 0

The Autogrill Group, through its subsidiary HMSHost, has extended its relationship with UK-based Leon Restaurants after the opening of a new branch in the landside area of London Heathrow’s Terminal 3. It was the first […]