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13 May 2013 09:57
A business group says the number of flights at Heathrow Airport should be increased
The number of flights at Heathrow Airport should be increased to provide a short-term solution to the UK's air capacity crisis, business chiefs have declared. They claimed Heathrow could support an estimated 10% more flights while reducing delays. They also called for greater noise protection for residents living near the west London airport. In addition to
travel insurance, holidaymakers need to carefully consider the cost of flights.
Business umbrella group London First made the recommendations in its submission to the Whitehall-appointed Airports Commission, which is due to make its final report to the Government in the summer of 2015. It said priority must be given to finding ways of increasing flights through more intensive use of existing runways in the absence of any long-term strategy to build new runways.
It believes London's two other main passenger airports should be freed from economic regulation by the Civil Aviation Authority. It said Gatwick and Stansted could attract more airlines and passengers if existing price controls were abolished and rail services to both were improved. London First's chief executive Baroness Jo Valentine said the growing economic cost of deferring new runways is already too great and it will not be halted without decisive action.
20 May 2017
Holidaymakers travelling via London City Airport will benefit from a digital air traffic control tower from 2019.
19 May 2017
Many Britons are increasing their risk of developing diseases like cancer by drinking too much alcohol, experts have suggested.
18 May 2017
People could increase their chances of developing serious illnesses after spending just two weeks as a 'couch potato', new research suggests.
17 May 2017
Holidaymakers who would like to sample the high life can now do so at one of the major airports of the United States.
16 May 2017
A star of the soap world has called for more attention to be paid to common health problems like Alzheimer's disease.
13 May 2017
Two major Scottish airports have achieved their strongest April passenger totals on record, new figures reveal.
12 May 2017
The carbon emissions of EasyJet flights have been cut to their lowest level on record, the budget airline has reported.
11 May 2017
Holidaymakers faced long queues and delays at Stansted Airport on Tuesday (May 9), due to a fault with the site's security scanners.
10 May 2017
Workers have been encouraged to find out about their full entitlement to holidays, with many thought to be missing out on paid leave.
09 May 2017
Holidaymakers have been urged to stay vigilant against potential scams.
06 May 2017
Researchers in the US are recommending that anyone experiencing the symptoms of so-called 'noisy knees' should have them checked out, as they may be an early sign of osteoarthritis.
05 May 2017
Excessive drinking among baby-boomers could pose health risks further down the line, experts have warned.