07 February 2019 13:30
However, London City Airport has told Sky News it plans to open its runway as usual tomorrow morning after being forced to close it ahead of schedule earlier tonight due to adverse weather conditions which led to some flights being cancelled or diverted. A spokesperson from British Airways said: "We recognise the uncertainty that the bad weather may be causing customers, and have offered those due to travel on short-haul flights to/from Heathrow the opportunity to postpone their journey. Officials at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in New Hampshire have reported another decline in passengers for the 13th year. He says he plans to meet with Southwest officials in the coming weeks to convince them to add flights back to the airport. One flyer said on Twitter: "Incident at Manchester Airport...whole scale evacuation...
Stansted Airport awards major contract for £150 million arrivals terminal Picture: STANSTED AIRPORT What the international arrivals concourse could look like. Stansted Airport has appointed Mace as the main contractor for the construction of the new £150 million arrivals terminal. What the arrivals terminal at Stansted Airport will look like. We've made fantastic progress so far, but it's this year when the project starts to take-off when work begins on our arrivals terminal. The terminal is the most significant contract the airport has awarded as part of this project, and when complete it will provide a first-class, technology enabled, experience for our passengers." Mr Lewis said: "The new arrivals terminal will completely transform Stansted and the experiences of the millions of people that arrive at the airport every year.
A couple of hours after the first reports of a drone in the skies above Heathrow, it was business as usual in the Terminal 5 departure lounge - in a low blow to Gatwick, one member of staff told me it's because "we're a good airport". Her flight was held on the runway for about 50 minutes as staff told passengers about the drone. Millions of passengers pass through Manchester Airport each year. The departure boards for Manchester Airport all terminals can be found HERE. Ken O'Toole, wonders if architect Norman Foster ever anticipated the pace at which London Stansted Airport would grow when he designed its terminal building.
It is a big bet on the part of owner, Manchester Airports Group (MAG), which wants to cash in on Stansted's status as the only London gateway with immediate room to expand and its location between the British capital and Cambridge – home not just to a historic university but also to a collection of high-tech and science-oriented companies that need to connect with the rest of the world. O'Toole reels off a list of places, including Cork and Billund in Denmark, with frequent daily Stansted flights but with little or no long-haul or transatlantic services. Stansted Airport: Ken O'Toole is leading the airport's transformation. I'm pretty confident that we are going to give airlines the confidence that Stansted can meet their mid- to long-haul development plans in London." Stansted, like all UK airports, suffers one disadvantage – travel tax, levied at £14 (almost €16) on every passenger leaving on a short journey and £70 (€79) on those taking longer trips. "I've taken a pretty conscious decision to staff the aviation team with ex-airline people because my own experience told me that a lot of airports don't really have a clue what airlines want." Stansted has begun a £600 million expansion designed to take it from 28 million passengers a year to 43 million and add long-haul services to its successful short-haul business Commenting on the news Andrew Cowan, CEO of Manchester Airport, said: "This is the largest investment ever made in the airport and will transform the experience for our passengers and airlines alike, as well as creating job and training opportunities for local people and boosting businesses working on the scheme in the process.
The airport said: "Power has now been restored to Terminal 2 and check-in and security have reopened enabling customers to continue with their journeys. A teacher who drove through an airport car park barrier to avoid the fees but ended up with a warden on his bonnet has been spared jail by a judge who condemned the drop off charges. Graham Benbow, 55, lost his temper and attempted to drive through an open barrier at Manchester Airport after being told he would have to pay £3 for dropping off a passenger at a departures terminal. But he wept as he was told he would get six months jail suspended for two years with Judge Bernard Lever saying he was "100% against " the new charges introduced by the airport last July. Benbow who works at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls was in the drop off area at the airport when he encountered the official who was explaining the new fees.