Saturday, July 20, 2024

Birmingham Airport declares support for Gatwick expansion

Birmingham Airport has declared its support for the expansion of Gatwick Airport as the UK government decision draws ever closer. A call is set to be made over the summer by UK Primer Minister David Cameron on whether Gatwick’s gets a second runway or Heathrow a third runway. Birmingham Airport chief executive officer (CEO), Paul […]

WestJet connects Gatwick with six Canadian cities

Gatwick Airport has received 28 new weekly flights to Canada with WestJet launching routes to Toronto, St John’s, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg. The low cost carrier will have bellyhold cargo capacity, and will use Boeing 767-300s on all the services except the St John’s flights, which will use a Boeing 737. The Toronto flights […]

Cargo down 26% for Gatwick in March

Gatwick Airport has experienced a double-digit fall in cargo volumes in March, falling by 26.1 per cent to 5,832 tonnes. The March figures continue the downward trend seen this year, with January seeing volumes fall by almost 10 per cent and February saw a double-digit drop. Despite cargo volumes continuing to plummet, Gatwick Airport chief […]

Emirates to add fourth daily flight at Gatwick

Emirates is to serve London 10 times a day with a fourth daily flight to Gatwick Airport from 1 October. The airline will use a Boeing 777-300ER for the fourth daily flight, which through the cargo division, Emirates SkyCargo, will offer about 20 tonnes of cargo capacity. UK exports carried on Emirates flights mainly consist […]

Gatwick’s cargo falls again in February

Gatwick Airport has had another difficult month with cargo volumes falling by 12.2 per cent to 5,628 tonnes in February. The double digit fall in February follows from January, when volumes were down 9.7 per cent to 5,231 tonnes. On a 12 month basis from March 2015 to February 2016, cargo volumes are down 18.1 […]

Airport bosses back remaining in the EU

The chief executives of Heathrow Airport and Manchester Airports Group (MAG) have added their support to the UK staying in the European Union (EU). The UK is to hold a referendum on whether it wants to leave the EU on 23 June. Heathrow Airport chief executive officer (CEO), John Holland-Kaye, and MAG, which operates Manchester […]

Volumes continue to fall at Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport’s cargo tonnage volumes continue to slide, which is in stark contrast to passenger traffic that rises fast again. In January, the gateway handled 5,231 tonnes of freight, a fall of 9.7 per cent from the 5,796 tonnes in the same month last year. The moving annual total is even more significant, and cargo […]

Cargo falls at Gatwick in 2015 by 17.3%

Gatwick Airport’s cargo volumes fell by a substantial 17.3 per cent in 2015, compared to the previous 12 months. The gateway handled 73,411 tonnes, which was a significant decline on the 88,737 tonnes that Gatwick handled in 2014. December continued the monthly trend last year of significant falls and cargo volumes fell by 11.4 per cent […]

No Heathrow expansion unless environmental conditions met

Heathrow Airport expansion should not be approved unless it can demonstrate it can comply with environmental conditions, the UK government’s House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee says. In July this year, the UK government appointed Airports Commission published its final report on increasing runway capacity in London, concluding that Heathrow Airport should have a third […]