Gatwick Airport

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 04.02.2016 | 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...

'Drunk' Flybe Pilot Arrested Moments Before Flight

Huffington Post UK/PA | Rod Minchin | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK

A Flybe pilot was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving just moments before takeoff after a fellow crew member reported the 48-year-old to police. ...

Touching Moment Gay Dad Jailed In Morocco Is Reunited With His Children

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

A British holidaymaker jailed in Morocco for being gay had a tearful reunion with his family as he returned to the UK following his release from priso...

Severe Weather Warning As Thick Fog Blankets London

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK

Much of southern England has been blanketed in thick fog with flights delayed as visibility dips to less than 100 metres in places. Some of the wor...

5 Big British Brands You May Not Know Are In American Hands

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK

Britain's biggest pharmacy chain Boots is just the latest brand to fall into foreign hands as US drug store giant Walgreens confirmed its intention to...

Heathrow and Gatwick Battle It Out in the Media But Is Either Environmentally Deliverable?

James Lees | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK
James Lees

Do any of the new proposals deliver on environmental issues? Many of the new ideas, such as noise compensation schemes and a congestion charge, aim to tackle these impacts but much of what has been proposed either misses the key questions or makes impressive promises on issues that are outside the control of airports.

The Top 5 Worst Airline Excuses - and How You Can Beat Them

Jakub Kotan | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jakub Kotan

Unexpected events happen all the time and even to airlines. However when something goes wrong in the system, air passengers often feel that they have entered a poker game with embarrassingly low hands.

Eerily Beautiful Fog Descends On Britain.. But Causes Airport Chaos (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK

Flights across the UK have been cancelled because of early-morning fog. Arrivals and departures were cancelled at London City Airport where forecas...

The Future Of The British Police Is This Terrifying Fleet Of Drones. Except It's Not 'The Future', It's Right Now.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Tech

British police will use unmanned drones for the first time as the first stage of what could be a dramatic rollout in the skies above the UK. Office...

Gatwick Arrest Of 21-Year-Old Man For 'Training For Terrorism'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK

A 21-year-old man has been arrested at Gatwick Airport on suspicion of getting terrorist training abroad. Scotland Yard said the suspect was held afte...

Why the Green Light for a New Runway Could Still Turn Red

James Lees | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics
James Lees

Without any reassurances from the independent Commission, communities will look to politicians to provide them. The Airports Commission has failed for now to achieve its purpose to take the politics out of the airports debate. Has this week's announcement really given the green light to a new runway or just reopened the political debate?

'Unholy Mess' As Thousands Are Delayed After Flights Are Grounded At UK Airports

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK

Passengers have described being trapped in an "unholy mess" after flights at airports across the UK have been thrown into chaos by a "technical proble...