Virgin is to move into the domestic market for routes in and out of Heathrow - and that could spark a price war with British Airways.
An out of court settlement has been reached between 65 passengers on a British Airways flight which crash-landed at Heathrow.
Britain's Olympians and Paralympians are travelling through the capital to celebrate the huge medal hauls of both teams.
It has emerged that the most likely cause of the BA incident this morning is a bird strike.
Officials say they can not confirm the exact cause but it is understood it is the main focus of the investigation.
Passenger David Gallagher tweeted this picture, praising British Airways for getting everyone off the plane.
This amateur footage claims to show the British Airways flights being sprayed with a flame retardant after its emergency landing.
ITV News cannot independently confirm its veracity. There is no sound.
Heathrow Airport's northern runway remains closed after a BA flight was forced to make an emergency landing.
After the BA flight landed, emergency vehicles surrounded the plane and emergency chutes were deployed.
We have treated three patients for minor injuries following the aircraft incident at Heathrow Airport this morningFrom @Ldn_Ambulance on Twitter:
British Airways has released the following statement regarding its flight that was forced to make an emergency landing:
– british airways
BA 762 Heathrow to Oslo returned back to Heathrow shortly after take off due to a technical fault. Aircraft was an Airbus AC19 carrying 75 passengers.
Aircraft landed safely, emergency slides were deployed. Emergency services attended the aircraft. BA is currently carrying out a full investigation.
The southern runway has reopened at Heathrow Airport but "heavy delays" are expected throughout the day, Eurocontrol, Europe's air navigation safety watchdog, said:
Heathrow: Seems that 27L now reopened but expect heavy delays all today.From @eurocontrol on Twitter:
The southern runway is now open and all passengers have been safely evacuated from the aircraft. The northern runway is currently closed.From @HeathrowAirport on Twitter:
British Airways said it will carry out a "full investigation" after one of its planes was forced to return to Heathrow Airport following a "technical fault".
The airline is urging all its passengers to check their flight status:
BA aircraft returned back to Heathrow due to a technical fault. We'll be carrying out a full investigation into the incident. (24MAY)From @British_Airways on Twitter:
These photos show the latest scenes from Heathrow Airport where emergency workers are securing a plane that was forced to make an emergency landing.
The photo below, which was tweeted by a man claiming to have been a passenger on that flight, shows the left jet engine exposed.
More than 20 emergency vehicles are visible surrounding the British Airways flight.