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Gatwick Airport mulls use of emergency runway to boost capacity as it waits for expansion green light - City A.M.

Gatwick is investigating the potential of using its emergency runway to boost capacity, as it waits in the wings for government to back expansion of the London airport. In minutes from a November meeting of the Gatwick Airport Consultative Committee ...and more » Read More...

A Norwegian plane flew from New York to London in 5 hours 13 minutes — the fastest subsonic commercial ... - The Independent

Norwegian — the low-cost airline that has made headlines for launching the world's longest low-cost flight — is making headlines again. A Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner departing from New York JFK reached London Gatwick in 5 hours 13 minutes on ... Read More...

'Drunk' pilot removed from BA plane at Gatwick Airport - BBC News

A pilot was taken off a flight from Gatwick Airport after fears were raised he was drunk. The British Airways flight to Mauritius on Thursday was delayed and the pilot replaced, BA said. An airline source told The Sun: "Cops rushed on to the plane and ... Read More...

Heathrow Airport says Gatwick shouldn't "automatically" be next in line for expansion after completion of its third ... - City A.M.

Heathrow Airport says Gatwick shouldn't "automatically" be next in line for expansion after completion of its third runway. Share. Rebecca Smith. I mainly cover transport and infrastructure, along with workplace diversity. You [..] Show more. The rival ...and more » Read More...

New York-London passenger flight goes 'SUPERSONIC' in record-breaking trip - Daily Star

The dizzying speeds of Concorde made a shock comeback on Monday when a Norwegian flight topped the speed of sound. It zoomed from New York to London at a mind-blowing 776mph and took just five hours and 13 minutes – almost a whole hour quicker. And ... Read More...

Virgin Hyperloop 'could connect Heathrow and Gatwick airport in five minutes' says CEO - The Independent

Virgin Hyperloop One could be used to connect London's airports “in five minutes” according to the company's CEO, Rob Lloyd. The Branson-backed high-speed transport project is still in development, but Mr Lloyd envisages a future when it could join up ... Read More...

Virgin Atlantic flight to Gatwick declares mid-air emergency - Daily Star

The aircraft was due to land at Gatwick Airport at this morning. A Virgin spokesman confirmed a passenger was taken ill, saying: "The VS94 diverted to Dublin as there was an unwell customer onboard." They added: "The aircraft will refuel and continue ... Read More...

Hundreds of passengers stranded at Gatwick Airport for up to FIVE days after Nigerian airline Med-View grounds flights - Evening Standard

He told the newspaper: "This airline should be shut down. "They are selling tickets still despite hundreds of people waiting around here for days on end." In a statement on Thursday, Gatwick said "ongoing technical problems" continued to affect flight ... Read More...

Gatwick just announced it had a record-breaking 2017 as passenger numbers near 46m - City A.M.

Gatwick Airport rounded off a trio of records for London airports, announcing today it welcomed 45.6m passengers last year. It comes after both Heathrow and Stansted reported their best years to date yesterday. Gatwick had its busiest December on ... Read More...

Build Heathrow to Gatwick hyperloop instead of third runway, says Branson-backed Hyperloop One - Telegraph.co.uk

However, Sir Richard Branson's latest venture believes it has the answer to Britain's runway expansion dilemma, proposing a system of high-speed “hyperloops” to ferry passengers between London's airports. Virgin Hyperloop One, a California start-up ... Read More...

Gatwick to Heathrow in five minutes and no third runway – Hyperloop CEO - International Airport Review

... between Britain's biggest airports. Speaking in the British newspaper The Telegraph, Rob Lloyd, whose company is currently developing technology that could reach speeds exceeding 700mph, said that Hyperloop One was looking at how its product might ... Read More...

Gatwick owners' £175m windfall as sale is tipped - The Times

Gatwick is owned by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and a consortium of investors, which acquired it for £1.5bn in 2009 from the former airports monopoly BAA. The owners have since transformed the airport, luring more airlines and handling more ... Read More...

London Gatwick: 45.6 million passengers in 2017 - FTNnews.com (press release)

Gatwick Airport, Chief Executive Officer, Stewart Wingate said, “2017 was a great year for Gatwick in which we delivered record passenger growth and an array of new long-haul routes, bringing our annual passenger total to 45.6 million and extending our ...and more » Read More...

BA announces new London Gatwick to Gib route - Gibraltar Olive Press (blog)

THE UK will be even easier to get to with a new route between Gatwick and Gibraltar starting May 28. Just in time for the summer season, the British Airways route will operate daily, except Tuesdays. Running until September 29, the route will see more ... Read More...

Sofitel London Gatwick encourages employees to see hospitality as long-term career choice - Hospitality & Catering News

A campaign to showcase the breadth of what a career in hospitality could offer has been launched by Sofitel London Gatwick. The 'General Manager for a day' scheme is open to current employees of the hotel, and so far, twelve people have shadowed the ...and more » Read More...