Virgin Atlantic has had a tough year, with rising fuel costs and increased competition from rivals. It recently reported losses of £80m.
It's the political row that won't go away because Heathrow & Gatwick have limited capacity, but voters don't want a new airport near them.
More frequent flights to emerging markets, improved access to airports say the Government, 'dithering' say the airlines
At the moment airlines, staff and the Government are responsible for the service with no-one having an overall majority stake. Unions welcomed the move, saying they are pleased the Government has recognised that NATS is a 'of key strategic importance'
MPs are to discuss making improvement to rail links to the South's airports. The debate will be led by the Crawley MP Henry Smith. Gatwick Airport is in his constituency.
The Prime Minister says the Government will NOT allow a 3rd runway at Heathrow.
Virgin Atlantic is refitting seven 747 aircraft that fly from Gatwick to destinations including Orlando, Las Vegas and the Caribbean. The carrier will spend more than £50 million “sprucing up”, with 125 people working for 95,000 hours to instal 32,000 new parts.