Heathrow

The UK's Number One hub

 and busiest airport in Europe

January 13, 2020

Heathrow reports an outstanding end to 2019 as airport kicks off its decade of delivery

Since 2010, Heathrow has welcomed an additional 15 million passengers - an increase of 18% over the course of the decade. This passenger growth was facilitated by £12 billion worth of private investment which culminated in the opening of Terminal 2 which is now ranked by passengers as one of the best airport terminals in the world.

In the 2010s, the airport served as Britain’s front door for a number of nationa...

December 11, 2019

Heathrow has recorded its busiest ever November with over 6.2 million passengers traveling through the airport, ahead of reuniting even more family and friends for the festive period

Passengers heading to the US to celebrate Thanksgiving helped push up traffic figures on the back of new services. BA and American introduced new links to Pittsburgh and increased flights on a number of routes. Delta and Virgin increased frequency to Boston and Detroit, and started flights to Las Vegas

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Norwegian secures access to London Heathrow, but will it actually utilise its three weekly return slots?

European budget carrier Norwegian has openly stated that after years of rapid growth that it is firmly now focused on profitability. A recent network review has highlighted just that with the cancellation of a number of its routes, most recently the closure of its long-haul activities out of Denmark and Sweden from the start of the summer 2020 schedules. But, while there have been many tweaks...

November 21, 2019

Heathrow has revealed the airport’s latest Fly Quiet and Green league table, showing airlines are introducing newer jets and improving how they fly them to decrease noise and emissions. The table shows airlines are continuing to invest in the modernisation of their fleets and operational performance.

SAS was named best airline based on their performance this quarter – assisted by the introduction of A320neos, better track-keeping and continuous descent approaches. Oman Air has impr...

November 11, 2019

Heathrow Airport continues to break its own records as demand is still rising.

The ongoing increases in both passenger and cargo figures show that the world wants to do business with and visit the United Kingdom - not only that but UK residents want to travel to other countries with equal eagerness.

Over 6.9 million passengers travelled through Heathrow during the busiest October on record, as the airport saw 0.5% growth, driven by larger, fuller aircraft.

  • The Middle East (+6.5%) and Africa (+5...

October 25, 2019

Heathrow on-track for ninth year of growth - Results for the nine months ended 30 September 2019

More passengers than ever are choosing to fly from Heathrow with a record 61 million passengers (+0.7%) travelling through the UK’s hub airport already this year. This puts the West London hub on course to secure the airport's ninth consecutive year of passenger growth

 

Better service for passengers continues to be one of the main drivers underpinning the ever-growing figures. Service scores main...

October 11, 2019

Heathrow Airport has welcomed the plan by British Airways parent company IAG to offset carbon emissions for all its UK domestic flights from 2020, becoming the first airline group worldwide to commit to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The airport also announced it will kick-start a new trial turning unrecyclable plastic passenger waste – including food packaging and plastic film – into airport furniture, uniforms and lower-emission jet fuel by 2025

Heathrow Chief Executive John Holla...

September 27, 2019

Transforming competition at an expanded Heathrow airport

Virgin Airlines’ announcement to greatly expand services from an expanded Heathrow may be music to the ears of some, although British Airways (BA) may not be quite so keen. Neither will those opposed to a larger and busier West London hub.

  What seems obvious however is that demand is such that Virgin sees a viable opportunity to grow its business – or is it really a viable opportunity?   While there may be a case for suggesting that long-h...

September 25, 2019

London's Heathrow Airport has maintained its status as the world's most connected airport. In a report for OAG, the UK hub has come out ahead of its rivals for the title of world’s most internationally connected airport in OAG’s Megahubs Connectivity Index.

The report says:

Allowing for the number of destinations served from the airport, passengers using Heathrow on the busiest day for global aviation in 2019 have a wider range of possible international connections between inbound and outbound fli...

September 16, 2019

A Populus poll demonstrated that support for Heathrow expansion remains strong in communities surrounding the airport, with more local residents continuing to be in favour of the project than opposed. The polling results were published at the close of Heathrow’s largest public consultation on expansion yet, where the airport’s preferred plans for expansion were revealed and open for further scrutiny over a 12-week period.

  Results released by Heathrow show that local support for expans...

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