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Airports: news roundup


Bringing you the latest news on our airports across the UK.


Prime Minister ‘considers’ Birmingham airport expansion

According to reports, Prime Minister Theresa May is considering expanding Birmingham Airport as a way to tackle congestion in the skies. There is potential for growth at the airport once it has been linked with London’s high-speed rail line HS2. Currently, Birmingham airport welcomes circa 11 million passengers a year. Read the full story to find out more.

Heathrow airport suffers worst traffic growth for four years

As planning for Heathrow’s third runway continues, Heathrow suffered its worst August for four years. This year marked the airport’s poorest August growth since 2012.

Heathrow want permission for a £17.6bn third runway at the west London hub, but faces competition from Gatwick and an independent proposal to extend Heathrow’s existing northern runway.  Read the full story to find out more.

Flybe launch Manchester to Luxembourg service

On September 1, Flybe launched its Manchester to Luxembourg service. The destination was previously only accessible from the UK via London airports.

Flights operate twice daily from Monday to Friday and once a day on weekends.


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