IAG chief executive Willie Walsh: company has not taken any particular position on the Heathrow expansion plans. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Part of the rationale for the International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) €1.4 billion bid for Aer Lingus is that the group believes Heathrow Air(...)

An aircraft takes off from Heathrow airport in London. The Airports Commission has said that Heathrow should get a third runway. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Heathrow should get a third multi-billion pound runway by 2030 to cope with increasing demands for flights to Asia and freight, a major report has urg(...)

British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg takes part in the Liberal Democrats’ vote on airport expansion yesterday at the party’s autumn conference in Glasgow. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

in Glasgow Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg today suffered a blow at the hands of his own party when delegates vetoed plans for new airport runwa(...)

Boris Johnson: “We have to build an airport capable of emulating that scale of growth.” Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Heathrow Airport should be closed and turned into a garden city for 200,000 people, London mayor Boris Johnson said as he put forward a plan to build (...)