Two protesters arrested over Heathrow drone threat

Flights operate as normal after climate activists ‘blocked by signal-jamming technology’Two people have been arrested as protesters attempted to fly drones near Heathrow to highlight the role air travel plays in the escalating climate emergency.Activis…

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British Airways cancels flights ahead of second planned pilots’ strike

Thousands of passengers offered refunds for journeys due around 27 September British Airways has begun cancelling flights ahead of a second strike by pilots later this month.The airline confirmed cancellations with thousands of passengers around 27 Sep…

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Police warn Heathrow activists against Friday drone disruption plan

Commander says pre-emptive action may be taken against group to prevent flight delays The police commander in charge of policing drone protests intended to shut down Heathrow airport has said his officers will take any opportunity to pre-emptively stop…

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Why are British Airways pilots going on strike for the first time?

Reasons cited include pay dispute, cost-cutting policies and loss of confidence in managementWhat has gone so wrong that British Airways pilots earning six-figure salaries are angry enough to strike? On Monday and Tuesday, the majority of BA’s 4,300 pi…

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UK airports ordered to use 3D baggage scanners by 2022

Government enforces use of technology to cut ‘hassle’ for passengers at security checkLong queues at airport security as passengers put liquid containers in plastic bags and remove laptops from carry-ons could soon be over after the government ordered …

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