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March 25, 2020

Heathrow calls on industry to use available capacity in fight against COVID-19

The UK’s largest port is ramping up cargo capacity and safeguarding vital supply lines needed to get medical goods and food to the nation as it tackles the global COVID-19 epidemic

Logistics companies have already begun importing key equipment such as COVID-19 testing kits via Heathrow, in preparation for increased demand

Next week, cargo movements are forecast to surge by 53%, compared to the weekly average, as the...

March 13, 2020

Four of the world’s most Instagrammed pieces of street art have been recreated at Heathrow to provide passengers with the perfect ‘post’ moment when starting their journey at Heathrow. The artwork aims to make Heathrow the most Instagrammed airport in the world this year and follows research revealing that ‘Instagrammability’ is now one of the biggest motivations for booking a holiday. Almost a third (30 per cent) of holidaymakers seek out holidays with picturesque Insta hotspots, with nearly tw...

March 13, 2020

Passenger numbers have fallen to 5.4 million, down -4.8% on last year after adjusting for the extra leap day, due to lower demand on Asian and European routes. Demand has continued to weaken going into March and Heathrow expects a further year-on-year decrease in coming weeks.

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Regular deep cleaning has been introduced across all terminals as well as increased availability and provision of hand sanitisers. Dedicated Public Health England (PHE) team remains in place at the a...

March 13, 2020

Heathrow has announced that this year, tougher charges will be applied to all flights that arrive and depart within the Night Quota Period from 23:30 to 06:00. The charges will disincentivise activity between the identified hours.  

In a bid to crack down on the number of flights disrupting the communities closest to the airport, airlines that operate unscheduled flights within the night time-period will be faced with a bill five times greater than daytime charges. Actions are in response to comm...

February 29, 2020

The judgement from the Court of Appeal last Thursday was hailed as a great victory by those opposed to aviation and to expansion at London Heathrow in particular. It was also widely covered by mainstream media in the UK as leaving the new runway plan in ruins.

The truth is that this is not so.

All the court did was to rule that the government's Airports National Policy Statement did not specifically cover carbon targets set out in the Paris Agreement, to which the government had agreed.

As Parmjit...

February 26, 2020

Heathrow welcomed a record 80.9 million passengers in 2019 (+1% vs 2018) with 82% rating the airport as “Excellent” or “Very Good” following private investment of over £12 billion. The share of UK exports handled through Heathrow increased to 40%, strengthening the airport's position as the UK’s biggest port.

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Heathrow remains in strong financial health: revenues climbed 3.4% to £3.1 billion on the back of increased demand to fly – supporting an additional £856 million of i...

February 24, 2020

Heathrow has announced that Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) has taken the top spot in ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table for Q4. The airline has now held pole position three consecutive quarters, highlighting the carrier’s efforts to improve operational performance and invest in greener and quieter A320neos.

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A320neos have modified wing tips, reducing the fuel burn and enabling them to fly more efficiently. The next generation aircraft makes up seven per cent of flights from H...

February 21, 2020

Heathrow targets zero carbon airport by mid-2030s as infrastructure already lands carbon neutral status

Heathrow goes carbon neutral and is working towards operating zero carbon airport infrastructure by mid-2030s

The airport – which is the size of a small city – has reduced emissions from its operations by more than 90%

Following over £100 million spent to decarbonise the airport infrastructure, a further £1.8 million will be committed to pilot UK natural carbon capture projects in 2020  


February 11, 2020

Despite a record breaking start to the year at London's Heathrow Airport, latest figures show that EU competitor, Paris Charles de Gaulle, is growing at twice the rate and is set to overtake as Europe’s leading hub airport within the next 2 years.

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Over 6 million passengers travelled through the Heathrow in January (up 2.9%). UK routes led passenger growth, increasing by 10.2% as more passengers travelled to Newquay and Guernsey. Other top performing markets wer...

February 7, 2020

  • Heathrow getting ready to welcome family passengers during half-term week

  • Mr. Men characters, activities as well as Heathrow Kids Eat Free offer return for a limited time

  • New Family-Friendly super-fast WiFi unveiled

Heathrow is rolling out its purple carpet for families and children flying through the airport during half-term with new services and limited-time offers to ensure their journeys start off right.  

From February 13th to the 23rd,  Heathrow’s Mr. Men characters – Mr....

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