Stansted Airport

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...

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.

The Thundersnow's So Bad People Are Walking To Stansted Airport

Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK

• "Chaos" near Stansted as travellers forced to walk along motorway to the airport • Britain battered with 9 inches of snow • Could be seen as...

The Moment Supersonic 'Explosion' Shook The Hell Out Of Southeast England

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK

If you were in the southeast of England at around 4.40pm yesterday afternoon, there's a good chance you may have felt the building you were in shake f...

Two Ryanair Planes Collide At One Of UK's Busiest Airports

PA | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK

Two Ryanair planes have been damaged in a collision at one of the country's busiest airports. Passengers faced delays of up to three hours after a ...

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.

Which UK Airport Has Been Voted 'Worst To Get Stuck In'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Some airports offer a particularly dire experience during operational travelling times, but when flights get grounded, some are more hellish than othe...

Bad Weather Stops Flights Landing At Stansted

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK

Flights are unable to land at Stansted airport in Essex, Ryanair has said this morning. According to the airline, a technical problem with the land...

'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...

Terror Suspects Branded 'Idiots' In Court

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

Two men who were branded "idiots not terrorists" have been cleared of threatening to blow up a plane. A judge ruled Tayyab Subhani, 30, and Mohamme...

Ryanair Makes 'Significant Announcement'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK

If you're boycotting Ryanair for the airline's various poor publicity stunts, now might be a good time to look away. However, if you're a fan of f...

'Hitler Had Vision Too'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK

Boris Johnson's "mad" plan to build an ambitious £65bn airport on the Thames Estuary is distorted vision comparable to something Hitler would have dr...

Two Men To Appear In Court Charged With Endangering Aircraft

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK

Two men have been charged with endangering an aircraft after a passenger jet was diverted mid-flight. Taxi driver Tayyab Subhani, 30, and restauran...

Two Men 'Repeatedly Tried To Enter Cockpit' On Flight From Pakistan

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK

The two men arrested at Stansted Airport after their flight was diverted from Manchester and escorted by an RAF fighter jet had repeatedly tried to en...

RAF Fighter Jets Escort Pakistan Plane From Manchester To Stansted Airports After Incident On Board

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

Essex Police have arrested two men, aged 30 and 41, at Stansted Airport on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft. An RAF fighter jet escorted a ...

Say It With Cake: Tastiest Resignation Letter Ever

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK

An airport worker has announced his resignation – via the medium of cake. Chris Holmes presented his bosses at Stansted Airport with the iced sp...

Stansted Airport Sold In £1.5bn Deal

PA | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

The company formerly known as BAA is to sell Stansted airport to the Manchester Airports group for £1.5 billion. The deal, announced late this eve...

Sprinkling Of Snow Shuts Schools, Roads, Sends UK Into Meltdown

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK

A mere sprinkling of snow sent parts of the UK into meltdown on Wednesday, with Stansted airport shut for more than two hours and over 50 schools shut...

Charlie Thomas

'Toxic And Disastrous' | Charlie Thomas | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK

Boris Johnson, mayor of London, publicly denounced the government's decision to delay the publication of a crucial report into the UK's future airport...

Time for Leadership Not Nimbyism in Debate on Airport Capacity

Jackie Doyle-Price | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Politics
Jackie Doyle-Price

It is really disappointing that the debate about aviation capacity in the South East has become about Boris Island versus an additional runway at Heathrow. The issues about the provision of capacity and how best to deliver it generate many more options. This is a debate which needs to be conducted in the interests of Great Britain PLC. Sadly it seems to be more influenced by those who live under the Heathrow flightpath and those who are so scared of airport expansion anywhere near their own backyard they somehow think that plonking an airport in the middle of the Thames Estuary is the magic solution.

Plane Crazy

PA | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK

Passengers are missing flights because they are too busy shopping or eating at airports, according to a survey. More than three in five passengers ...

David Cameron's Government Should Do More to Make Infrastructure Sexy

Tom Wadsworth | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Politics
Tom Wadsworth

Back into recession, austerity yet to fully bite, pressure from backbenchers, the Opposition and world leaders - the Government needs to take bold action to show that austerity and growth can go together.

Which Airport Is Being Blighted With Queues Over Bank Holiday?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK

Passengers at Stansted Airport faced "unacceptably long" immigration queues at the beginning of the Bank Holiday weekend. Hundreds of disgruntled p...

Plane Crazy

PA | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK

More than a fifth of flights departing from Heathrow Airport were delayed last year, operator BAA said today, although this was an improvement on snow...

Man Charged Over Stansted Airport Hoax Bomb Threat

PA | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK

A40-year-old man was remanded in custody today when he appeared in court charged with making a hoax bomb threat at Stansted Airport. Paul Jackson, ...