NextGen and Virgin Atlantics Airport Hubs

This document states the possible solution for congestion and constrained capacity involving building another runway though discouraged, constructing another hub although expensive, or implementing the use of both runways for aircraft departure in case of more delays. Heathrow airport currently made use of ADS-B to increase safety in aircraft movements. Deployment of SESAR, an equivalent of NextGen would take place after its development to manage air traffic.
Virgin Atlantic airway is one of the largest airlines from Britain that many passengers around the world use. The company has gained popularity in the globe attracting customers as well as creating stiff competition in the airline industry. It has been in existence since 1984 and currently owed by two main principles. Branson’s Virgin Group and Singapore Airlines that hold 51 percent and 49 percent respectively. This was after Richard Branson sold the 49 percent for the purpose of a global partnership (“Virgin Atlantic airways,” n.d). Virgin Atlantic airline is part of the 1-800-Flyof European airline partnership that offers upper, business, premium economy, and economy classes of services that use Airbus and Boeing fleet(“Virgin Atlantic information page,” 2012). There are several airports that the airline uses, but the three main ones are Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester airports. the first two are based in London, while the latter is in Manchester.
The capacity constraint of London’s Heathrow Airport: Virgin Atlantic airline conducts long haul services from Heathrow airport to most destinations of the cities in the world’s continents. It is estimated that more than 86 different airlines use the airport to serve close to 183&nbsp.destinations of around ninety countries where the passengers travel (“Heathrow facts and figures,” n.d).