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Ferrovial has reported a growth in income from its UK operations as helping to offset declines in work in its domestic market in... continue
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The Government's independent commission on airport capacity will report next year on what steps are needed to maintain the U.K's global hub... continue
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Newcastle International Airport's shareholders have selected global investment manager AMP Capital as the new partner for a 49 per cent... continue
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BAA has dropped its name, meaning Heathrow, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Southampton and Stansted Airports will operate under stand alone brands. The company... continue
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Heathrow has launched a new trial of electric vehicles to test the viability of electric-powered vehicles in “the highly demanding context of... continue
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Plans for an alternative hub airport in South East England must be developed if Heathrow cannot be realistically expanded beyond three runways, the... continue
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Gatwick Airport has set out plans for four million extra public transport journeys including 3.3 million extra train trips as it aims to grow the... continue
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Gatwick Airport is beginning detailed work on the options for providing a new runway, which it will submit to the Independent Commission on Aviation... continue
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The ten district councils in Greater Manchester will see their shareholding in the Manchester Airport Group fall from 100% to 64.5% if... continue
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London mayor Boris Johnson has suggested turning Stansted Airport into a four-runway hub airport. In an aviation speech last week Johnson said there... continue
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Heathrow Airport’s runways should be relocated  immediately to the west of the existing airport and doubled in number from two to four,... continue
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Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin this week spelt out the Government’s determination to press ahead with a high-speed rail... continue
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Geoff Gardner (left) has been appointed head of surface access travel at Heathrow Airport. He has been an independent consultant since leaving Atkins... continue
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The Chancellor George Osborne promised today a Government of "relentless activists" with an enterprise strategy involving "building... continue
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The House of Commons transport committee has announced a new inquiry into aviation strategy. The committee will consider what the objectives of... continue
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Architect Gensler has unveiled plans for a floating airport in the Thames Estuary. London Britannia Airport  could comprise four floating... continue
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The Liberal Democrats want to find a location in central England for the UK's international hub airport, allowing Heathrow's status to be... continue
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New transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin outlined some of the issues in his in-tray this week to the House of Commons transport committee. The... continue
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When David Cameron was appointed Prime Minister in May 2010 he stated that, in the interests of good government, he wanted to leave ministers in post... continue
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Patrick McLoughlin became the coalition Government’s third transport secretary in two-and-a-half years last week, replacing Justine Greening in... continue
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