The budget airline easyJet has said it is backing a plan to expand Heathrow Airport despite the fact that its biggest base is currently at Gatwick. An Airports Commission, set up by the Government, is currently examining which of the two airports should be expanded to improve Britain's passenger capacity. EasyJet operates from four airports in the UK but has told the Commission that it prefers Heathrow.
Heathrow is in the best interests of passengers as it has the greatest demand.
We are delighted that easyJet wants to operate from an expanded Heathrow. It is great news for Heathrow passengers and we look forward to working with easyJet to deliver new routes and services.
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A man who was arrested on Boris Johnson's flight back from Kuala Lumpur today has been charged.
43 year old David Owen Morris, from Aldershot in Surrey, was charged with a number of offences including assault by beating and being drunk on a aeroplane.
He will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates Court on December 18th.
The passenger was on a United Airlines flight from Heathrow to the US, which landed at Newark Airport in New Jersey yesterday evening.Read the full story ›
The Airports Commission has published for public consultation an assessment of the three airport expansion options.Read the full story ›
A swan, reluctant to the leave the runway at Heathrow, put the staff in a flap last week.
It took a member of the airside safety team more than 20 minutes to get the bird clear of the runway so the queue of waiting planes could begin taking off.
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