Gatwick Airport

Wedding Party Left With £12k Bill After Monarch Flight Cancelled At The Last Minute

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 02.10.2017 | UK

A wedding party of 31 people were 10 minutes from boarding their plane to Gran Canaria on Monday morning when they were told that their Monarch Airlin...

BBC Undercover Sting Sees 9 G4S Staff Suspended Amid Claims Of Abuse At Immigration Centre

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK

Nine G4S staff have been suspended from an immigration removal centre near Gatwick Airport amid claims of abuse and assaults against detainees. The s...

Is This Your Child's Toy? Police Hunt To Reunite Lost Monkey With It's Owner

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Parents

An international hunt has been launched to reunite a lost toy with its owner after a cuddly monkey was discovered by a police officer at Gatwick Airpo...

If You Want To Avoid Delays, You Should Probably Steer Clear Of Gatwick Airport

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re flying out of London this summer, expect delays. New analysis from the BBC revealed that London airports experienced a large number of del...

Chaos At Gatwick As Baggage System Fault Stops Passengers Taking Bags On Board

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK

Brits departing for a bank holiday break from London’s Gatwick Airport have reported chaotic scenes after being told they can’t take their bags on...

Weather Warnings Issued As Freezing Fog Creates Travel Chaos

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK

Weather warnings have been issued as a blanket of freezing fog is set to cloak many parts of England, creating poor visibility and “difficult” dri...

Between The Strikes And The Fog, There's Plenty Of Potential For Travel Chaos This Week

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK

Passengers flying out of London airports have been warned of impending travel chaos thanks to thick fog. A number of flights have already been delayed...

How Not To Decide To Build A New Runway

Dr Peter Paul Catterall | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Peter Paul Catterall

My American students could not believe how long it takes in Britain even to agree on the first step of creating additional runway capacity, which is d...

Smallest Firms Need Help To Improve Post-Brexit Export Record And Capitalise On Fall In Sterling

Emma L. Jones | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK
Emma L. Jones

Small firms that export are confident, introduce new products, are more likely to seek investment and have significantly higher growth expectations than companies that don't.

Paris, Gatwick, Heathrow, And Montreal - Why No New Runway Is The Right Option For Britain

Keith Taylor | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK Politics
Keith Taylor

With no indication the government intends to reject airport expansion proposals at Gatwick and Heathrow, ratification begins to look like empty symbolism. Either that or the Prime Minister simply doesn't understand the agreement on which she is about to put pen to paper.

Near Miss At Gatwick As Airbus Taking Off Almost Hits Preceding Aircraft

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK

A passenger jet taking off from Gatwick airport was involved in a near miss with a preceding aircraft, according to an official investigation. The sec...

Flights Delayed And Diverted After Gatwick Runway Closes

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK

Flights had to be diverted and passengers are facing delays after the runway at Gatwick was closed to all flights because of a spillage. Incoming f...

It Doesn't Look Like We're Going to Get Any South East Airport Expansion at This Point

Josh Moorcroft-Jones | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Moorcroft-Jones

For now though, we can only hope that the government will make the right choice for British business and the economy in general, by taking a proper look at airport expansion in the South East.

British Muslim Family Barred From Flying To US With No Explanation Or Refund

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been asked to respond to claims that American authorities refused to let a British Muslim family board a plane at Gatwick Airport bo...

Frenchman Accused Of Sparking Security Alert At Gatwick Due In Court

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK

A Frenchman who is accused of going into Gatwick Airport with an air rifle and a knife, just as Europe was reeling from the Paris terror attacks, will...

Frenchman Charged With Possessing Air Rifle And Knife After Gatwick Airport Evacuation

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK

WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR: 129 dead, French prosecutor says, with 352 injured, 99 critically Restaurants, football stadium, rock concert attacked in night...

Gatwick Terminal Evacuated After French Man 'Drops Gun In Bin'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK

Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal was evacuated on Saturday morning and nearby roads were closed, after a French man was seen dropping what appeared ...

'Intruder' Found On Easyjet Plane With No Passport Or Boarding Pass

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK

A passenger at Gatwick Airport managed to board an Easyjet plane with no passport or boarding card before its gate had even opened. Police were cal...

Fight or Flight Time: London's Airport Infrastructure

Ivan Massow | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

Many people feel that the UK is losing its position on the world stage, which might sound to some as if we're somehow shrinking. But the facts are that other economies, such as China where seven airports are built every year, are growing in a way that's almost unimaginable to us. We have to decide what role London will take, and how relevant it will be over the next 50 years.

Why This Week's Court Ruling on Air Pollution Could Stop Airport Expansion

James Lees | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK
James Lees

The Airports Commission, as an independent but taxpayer funded organisation, has a duty to the public not to recommend a project that would significantly damage people's health. It would also be a poor use of taxpayer's money to make recommendations that invite a legal challenge. That is why it is possible to imagine a concerned Airports Commission member of staff hurriedly typing away on his or her phone at the back of the courtroom this week.

100 Billion Barrels of Oil Were Discovered in England - So What?

Kyla Mandel | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
Kyla Mandel

The amount of oil found is significant, but not for the reasons touted by UKOG. Assuming there really are 100 billion barrels of oil, if it was all extracted and all of it was burnt, a total 37.5Gt of CO2 would be released. This is roughly equal to one year of current global emissions.

A Direct Appeal To Syria-Bound Girls: 'Don't Cross The Border'

PA | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK

The family of one of the schoolgirls believed to have fled to Syria to join Islamic State have said they are "extremely worried" as they urged her to ...

This Is What It's Like To Be In A Plane Making An Emergency Landing

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK

Harrowing footage has emerged of flight attendants warning passengers ahead of Virgin Atlantic flight VS43's emergency landing at London's Gatwick Air...

Las Vegas-Bound 747 Forced Into Emergency Landing At Gatwick

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK

A Boeing 747 was forced to make an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport after the aircraft suffered a landing gear problem midair. The aircraft app...

Thomas Cook Jet Returns To Gatwick After Part Falls Off Wing

Huffington Post UK/PA | Tom Pugh | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK

A passenger jet was forced to return to Gatwick Airport part-way through its flight to Egypt after a part plunged to the ground. Thomas Cook Flight...