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Airport news: Strikes at British airports avoided

The British Airports Authority (BAA) and the Unite union came to agree on a better pay offer last night, dodging what could have been a disastrous strike at six UK airports including Heathrow.

Unite’s reaction to the planned sale of Gatwick by BAA

LONDON (September 17, 2008) - Unite national officer Brian Boyd said, "This announcement brings uncertainty for hundreds of Unite members.

Unite’s warning over BAA break up

LONDON (August 20, 2008) - Unite, Britain's biggest union is today raising serious concerns at the likelihood of BAA being forced to sell 3 of the UK's 7 airports.

Travel industry welcomes BAA break-up plan

The travel industry has given a broad welcome to the Competition Commission’s announcement that BAA may be forced to sell off Gatwick, Stansted and a third airport in Scotland.

Break up BAA, call airline executives

Four UK airlines want Britain’s Transport Secretary to break up the airport operator BAA, according to London newspapers.Executives of British Midland Air, Easyjet, Ryanair and Virgin have called for reform of UK airport regulation. They have already criticised price increases granted to BAA last week by the Civil Aviation Authority.