Posts Tagged ‘stansted airport’


[BBC News] RAF Typhoon jets have been launched to investigate an incident involving a civilian aircraft within UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence has said.

A reported on board incident created an alert: Picture Wikipedia

A reported on board incident created an alert and diverted the aircraft: Picture Wikipedia

A Pakistan International Airlines plane has been diverted from Manchester to Stansted Airport, a Manchester Airport spokesman said.

An Essex Police spokeswoman added: “An incident has occurred on an aircraft. Police and partners are responding.”

The BBC understands that the plane has now landed in Stansted.

The plane reportedly left Lahore at 09:35 local time. It was due in at Manchester at 1400 BST.

 

UPDATE at 14:55

The BBC understands that the plane has now landed in Stansted.

BBC defence correspondent Jonathan Beale said that police were expected to meet the plane at the airport. The plane, flight number PK709, reportedly left Lahore at 09:35 local time. It was due in at Manchester at 14:00 BST.

The MoD said responsibility for the incident had now passed to Essex Police and the Home Office. The MoD was not able to say how serious a threat there was on board.

An MoD spokesman said the incident was now a police matter and that “our involvement is over”.

He said Typhoon jets could be scrambled after the pilot or crew of a passenger aircraft sends out an emergency signal.

“The purpose of going up is to investigate what the situation is,” he said.

“Often when a Quick Reaction Alert aircraft is launched the details are not known, but it is known that a signal has been sent.

“Part of the purpose of sending a Typhoon up is to have a look and see what they can see.”

A Pakistan International Airlines spokesman Zufiqar Bijarani told CNN: “We have been told there may have been a bomb threat.” But he did not say if he had anything to confirm or deny this.

Stansted Airport said on Twitter that it was operating normally.

Pakistan International Airlines said there were 308 passengers on board, as well as 14 crew including pilots, with a mixture of Pakistani and British passport holders.

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BBC NEWS
24th May, 2013


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[ReutersHeathrow Ltd, the British airport operator formerly known as BAA, posted a strong rise in full year profit, largely driven by an increase in the fees it charges airlines.

The group also last week unveiled a 3 billion pounds five-year investment plan, which could see passengers facing a rise in ticket prices.

The group also last week unveiled a 3 billion pounds five-year investment plan, which could see passengers facing a rise in ticket prices. Photo: Wikipedia

Ferrovial‘s Heathrow on Monday said its 2012 earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation rose 11.6 percent to 1.26 billion pounds on revenues 2.46 billion pounds.

The operator has increased airport tariffs by an average of 12.5 percent since April 2011.

The company said passenger traffic at London’s Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, rose 0.9 percent to 70 million during the year, while traffic at London Stansted fell 3.2 percent to 17.5 million.

The group last week unveiled a 3 billion pounds five-year investment plan, which could see passengers facing a rise in ticket prices.

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Reuters
Reporting by Rhys Jones, Editing by Brenda Goh
21st Feb, 2013



[The HK Standard] Cheung Kong Infrastructure Group (CKI) has been shortlisted to buy a 50 percent stake in Manchester Airports Group, the Sunday Times reported.

MAN Airport group plans to choose a preferred bidder within the next month

MAN Airport group plans to choose a preferred bidder within the next month

Controlled by billionaire Li Ka-shing, the utilities and roads arm of Cheung Kong Holdings is competing against Australia’s Industry Funds Management and a joint venture between 3i Infrastructure and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority for the asset.

The winner – expected to be revealed next month – is likely to pay around £1 billion, for the airports group.

The funds will help finance the group’s attempted acquisition of London’s Stansted facility – the fourth busiest airport in the United Kingdom. The group currently owns three other airports, at East Midlands, Bournemouth and Humberside.

Last year, they generated a pre- tax profit 80 million on revenue of 350 million. Passenger throughput at the three facilities was 23 million last year…..

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Karen Ha
Monday, April 30, 2012



[EADT] STANSTED Airport has retained its title as the world’s best airport for low-cost airlines at the World Airport Awards.

Nick Barton, left, Stansted Airport's managing director, receives the best airport for low-cost airlines award from Edward Plaisted, chairman of SKYTRAX

Nick Barton, left, Stansted Airport's managing director, receives the best airport for low-cost airlines award from Edward Plaisted, chairman of SKYTRAX

The airport received the award for the second consecutive year following a poll of 12 million passengers for the annual Skytrax airport customer survey, which captured views from more than 100 different nationalities on 388 airports and 372 airport hotels worldwide.

Stansted managing director, Nick Barton, who collected the award at a ceremony in Vienna, Austria, said: “I’m extremely proud that, once again, Stansted has been chosen as the best airport in the world for low-cost airlines by the most important people in the aviation industry, the passengers.

“Stansted operates in the fiercely competitive point-to-point air travel market, both here in the UK and across Europe.

“We fully understand that passengers and airlines have more choice than ever when choosing where to fly from, so we have to constantly push ourselves to always do better and always do more to stay ahead of the competition.”…..

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EADT
Monday, April 23, 2012



The U.K.’s Stansted airport could double the number of handled passengers to 36 million if it was exempt from Civil Aviation Authority regulation, the Times reported, citing Nick Barton, the airport’s managing director.

The number of passengers passing through Stansted fell 25 percent between 2007 and 2011, according to the Times.

The number of passengers passing through Stansted fell 25 percent between 2007 and 2011, according to the Times.

Managing that many passengers would help alleviate congestion at Heathrow and Gatwick airports, according to Stansted. “Stansted should be competing on a level playing field,” Barton said in the report.

Nick Barton, the airport’s managing director.states "Stansted airport could double the number of handled passengers to 36 million if it was exempt from Civil Aviation Authority regulation"

Nick Barton, the airport’s managing director.states "Stansted airport could double the number of handled passengers to 36 million if it was exempt from Civil Aviation Authority regulation"

The number of passengers passing through Stansted fell 25 percent between 2007 and 2011, according to the Times.

Read the Bloomberg report….


Reporter: Agnieszka Troszkiewicz in London at atroszkiewic@bloomberg.net
editor: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net