Passengers using Heathrow face a rise in ticket prices under £3 billion investment plans proposed today by bosses of the airport.
Heathrow bosses will this week announce multi-billion pound investment plans for the airport.
It's been reported that Boris Johnson is planning to set up his own investigation into airport expansion.
For the new uniforms, Vivienne Westwood wanted to create a futuristic look which references her enduring interest in 40’s French couture. The collaboration between the two leading British brands is a long-term partnership which will see a total re-design of the uniform across all areas.
Over 7,500 staff will receive new uniforms and employees based at Virgin Atlantic's West Sussex headquarters have been involved in the design process.
Passengers will get a sneak peek of the new uniforms from July 2013 when cabin crew and ground staff trial the uniform at the airports and on board. Crew will provide feedback on the design, practicality and wearability so tweaks can be made ahead of the full launch in 2014.
British Airways head Willie Walsh says he will put pressure on the Civil Aviation Authority to reconsider its plans for prices at London Airports.
– Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, British Airways’ parent company
Heathrow airport is over-priced, over-rewarded and inefficient and these proposals, which will result in an increase in prices, fail to address this situation. In the past the CAA has rewarded Heathrow for inefficiency and it is now the most expensive hub airport in the world. Its charges have tripled in the last 11 years with inflation busting increases year-on-year.The Gatwick proposals, which will result in a significant increase in charges, are completely unjustifiable, totally unacceptable and directly contravene the CAA’s new remit to represent customers’ interests."
Mr Walsh said that under the CAA's new remit, Dame Deirdre Hutton and the CAA board should protect customers and ensure that they got a better deal.
A controversial proposal to build a fourth runway at Heathrow Airport is causing concern and anger in the Thames Valley. It is being put forward by a former Concorde pilot from Buckinghamshire and is now being considered by the Government.
Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse spoke to former Concorde pilot John Lowe, John Lenton from Windsor and Maidenhead Council and John Stewart, who is a Heathrow Campaigner.
Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse has been looking at the arguments for and against a fourth runway at Heathrow airport.
He spoke to campaigner John Stewart, who's against the plans.
A plan for a fourth runway at Heathrow has been sent to a government group looking at airport expansion in the south.
The proposal has sparked anger in the Thames Valley as it's suggested extending the site closer to Windsor. It could also lead to increased flight numbers by up to half a million a year.
Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse has been looking at the arguments for and against the extra runway.
He spoke first to Jock Lowe, a former Concorde pilot.
The one presented today would extend the two existing runways towards the M25. It could mean parts of the M25 being put in a tunnel to create two extra runways. The rival scheme would see two runways built towards Windsor with claims up to 600 homes in the Horton area may have to be demolished.
Other options include new runways at Gatwick, Stansted and the so-called Boris Island scheme for a new airport in the Thames Estuary. The move would extend the airport closer to Windsor and increase flight numbers by up to half a million a year.
The man behind the latest plan - a former Concorde pilot from Marlow - spoke exclusively to our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse.
The proposed spur to Heathrow has been put on hold pending the results of Sir Howard Davies' review of future airport capacity - which is not due to give a final report until the summer of 2015.
Instead passengers heading to the world's busiest airport will have to change onto the new London east-west Crossrail service for an 11-minute transfer to terminals.
A blanket of snow is expected to fall across more of the nation today, hitting London and the South East of England first before moving north.
Yesterday, there were angry scenes at London's Heathrow airport as travellers had to sleep on the floor for a second day after flights continued to be hit by the weather.
Simon Calder, travel editor of the Independent, painted a bleak picture, saying the scene was like "a refugee camp".
Frustrated passengers claimed they were not given enough information as at least 67 departures were grounded and 33 arrivals cancelled.