News | The latest information from Travelweekly 60 1 2664 39950 15 Ryanair passenger numbers continue to rise Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:42:00 GMT Ryanair continued its ascent in June with a 14% rise in passengers carried to 9.5 million over the same month last year. 55789 Regional airports' importance highlighted after Heathrow recommendation Phil DaviesThu, 02 Jul 2015 08:19:00 GMT The importance of regional airports in meeting growing demand for air travel is being stressed as debate rages over Heathrow being backed for a third runway by the Airports Commission. 55785 Hoxton hotel firm buys Gleneagles for £150 million Phil DaviesThu, 02 Jul 2015 08:15:00 GMT Drinks giant Diageo has sold the famous Gleneagles Hotel and golf resort in Scotland for an estimated £150 million. 55788 US airlines in competition probe over alleged price-fixing Phil DaviesThu, 02 Jul 2015 08:12:00 GMT US airlines face a price-fixing probe amid allegations that they colluded to keep fares high. 55784 Three-day Calais port blockade partially lifted Phil DaviesThu, 02 Jul 2015 08:08:00 GMT Some cross-Channel ferry operations resumed last night after a three-day blockade of Calais was partially lifted. 55786 French ATC strike called off at eleventh hour Phil DaviesThu, 02 Jul 2015 08:06:00 GMT A strike by French air traffic controllers was called off following last-ditch talks yesterday. 55787 Cameron pledges airport expansion decision this year Phil DaviesWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:55:00 GMT The government will make a decision on airport expansion by the end of the year, prime minister David Cameron has pledged. 55783 Community groups pledge to continue airport expansion fight Phil DaviesWed, 01 Jul 2015 13:53:00 GMT Community groups around Heathrow, Gatwick and London City Airport have pledged to stand united against any new runway. 55776 Comment: Tunisian atrocity tests the resolve of us all Lucy HuxleyWed, 01 Jul 2015 12:31:00 GMT When we’re recruiting for a reporter for Travel Weekly, we like to entice candidates by telling them how they could end up reporting on virtually every major world event. 55774 Silversea announces plans for new ship in spring 2017 Hollie-Rae MerrickWed, 01 Jul 2015 12:30:00 GMT Silversea Cruises has announced plans for a new ship, set to be delivered in spring 2017. 55775 Gatwick 'confident' despite Airports Commission announcement Phil DaviesWed, 01 Jul 2015 11:53:00 GMT Gatwick remains confident that it will still be chosen for expansion despite the Airports Commission recommending the government approve a third runway at rival Heathrow. 55773 EasyJet 'would open a base at Heathrow', says McCall Phil DaviesWed, 01 Jul 2015 10:17:00 GMT Carolyn McCall, chief executive of easyJet, confirmed that the budget carrier would open a base at an expanded Heathrow. 55770 Odell leaves Silversea to head up Norwegian in Australia Hollie-Rae MerrickWed, 01 Jul 2015 08:50:00 GMT Former Silversea president for EMEA, Steve Odell, has left the business to set up an Australian office for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. 55766 Airports Commission recommendation: The reaction Phil DaviesWed, 01 Jul 2015 08:31:00 GMT A round-up of views following the expected decision of Howard Davies to favour Heathrow for a third runway over a second for Gatwick 55769 Hurtigruten to add new expedition ship to fleet Phil DaviesWed, 01 Jul 2015 08:23:00 GMT A new expedition ship is being added by Hurtigruten in the first expansion of its 12-strong fleet in a decade. 55762