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Changes to Heathrow flights on Monday to respect the funeral arrangements of HM The Queen




The Heathrow Observer

September 15, 2022.


Heathrow, NATS and airlines are supporting the ceremonial aspects for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral at Westminster Abbey and the Committal Service at Windsor Castle on Monday 19th September 2022.

As a mark of respect, operations to and from the airport will be subject to appropriate changes in order to avoid noise disturbance at certain locations at specific times on Monday. Heathrow and airlines are working closely with NATS to minimise the impact of these restrictions on passengers. In order to observe these moments on Monday, airlines will need to adjust their schedules accordingly, which will mean some changes to flights.

Passengers affected by these changes will be contacted directly by their airlines about their travel plans and the options available to them. Passengers who have been notified that their flight has been cancelled, and/or do not have a confirmed seat on a flight, should not turn up to the airport.

Heathrow will have additional colleagues in the terminals to support passengers on their journeys and will be regularly updating its website with passenger advice.

Roads around the airport are expected to be extremely busy and passengers are encouraged to avoid travelling by car to the airport, and to use public transport instead. Please see tfl.gov.uk for the latest updates on road impacts around the airport.

Heathrow apologises in advance for the inconvenience some passengers will experience as a result of these exceptional circumstances.

Changes at the airport

Throughout the period of national mourning, further changes can be expected at the airport, including:

  • Observing the National Moment of Reflection with a one-minute silence at 8pm on Sunday 18 September.

  • Showing Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral on screens at the airport on Monday 19 September.

  • Closing non-essential shops on Monday 19th September. (Essential retailers, such as WHSmith, Boots and Travelex, and restaurants, cafes and pubs will remain open.)

Travelling to the airport

To facilitate the procession of Her Majesty The Queen’s coffin to St George’s Chapel in Windsor on Monday 19 September, local roads will be impacted and closed around Heathrow during the day.

Passengers travelling to the airport are strongly advised to use alternative routes such as the Piccadilly and Elizabeth Lines, which will be operating regular services on Monday, or Heathrow Express, which will be running additional services.

Please see tfl.gov.uk for the latest updates on road impacts on Monday 19th September.